An off-duty FBI agent is seen on video dropping his loaded gun at a Denver bar and another patron was shot in the leg early Saturday. Investigators said that the guncident appears to be an accidental shooting. The man’s gun fell to the ground after he did a backflip. Then, he reached for the gun and it discharged, striking another person in the leg. He quickly picked the gun up, and tucked the weapon back into his waistband, then raised his hands while walking away from the crowd.
This @FBI agent was dancing at a Denver bar on Saturday night. Did a back flip, gun falls. He picks it up and a round is fired, hitting a man (he’ll be ok.) @DenverPolice investigating. #9News pic.twitter.com/MwV1WpNzAQ
— Ryan Haarer (@RyanHaarer) June 3, 2018
Denver police said they were called in over a report of a shooting.
“It appears an off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) agent was dancing at a nightclub 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,” a statement from Denver police said, according to KDVR.
Julie, the woman who recorded the video, said that she saw a person bleeding.
“Everyone was kind of shocked after it happened because [the agent] kind of put his gun back away and then he walked away,” she said.
“No one really knew what was going on,” Julie continued. “I was shocked. I honestly just wanted to make sure that my friends… [that] I knew where they were.”
The victim is in the hospital with a “good prognosis” and the FBI agent is suffering from a bruised ego after he was questioned by Denver police and then released to an FBI supervisor, according to Denver’s 9 News.
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