Dancing FBI Agent Accidentally Shoots Person in Bar After Backflip

June 3, 2018 Last Updated: June 3, 2018

An FBI agent dancing in a bar appears to have accidentally shot another patron in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday.

Cell phone video shows the agent dancing in the middle of a circle of onlookers at around 12:45 a.m. at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar.

When he does a backflip, his gun drops from its holster. When the agent attempts to retrieve the weapon, it appears to go off. The agent then stuffs the gun into the back of his waistband and walks off.

“Everyone was kind of shocked after it happened because [the agent] kind of put his gun back away and then he walked away,” Julie, the woman who recorded the video and only gave her first name, told Fox 31.

Julie said that after the shot was fired she saw a person bleeding. She smelled gunpowder and asked the DJ to turn off the music. The music restarted a short time later, she said. Eventually the club was evacuated, according to Fox 31

“No one really knew what was going on,” Julie told Fox 31.

The patron that was shot went to the hospital and was given a “good prognosis,” police said in a press release.

“It appears an off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent was dancing at a night club when his firearm became dislodged from its waistband holster and fell onto the floor.  When the agent retrieved his handgun an unintended discharge occurred, another patron was struck by a bullet in the lower leg,” reads a statement from the Denver Police, obtained by Fox 31.

The FBI agent was taken to Denver Police Headquarters, then released to an FBI supervisor. Denver Police are investigating. Charges will be determined by the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

 

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