In Denver, an off duty FBI agent (who hasn’t been named) was dancing in a nightclub when he accidentally discharged his firearm while doing a backflip and shot another dancer in the leg.
With everything that’s gone on in the news regarding the FBI during the last year or so, they sure don’t need this sort of publicity.
An off-duty FBI agent accidentally fired his gun, striking another patron in the leg, at a Denver nightclub while he was dancing early Saturday, police said.
The unidentified FBI agent was at the Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when he broke out into a dance routine. A woman named Julie recorded the incident that showed the man dancing and doing a back flip. His gun then fell out of his waistband holster and on the floor.
“When the agent retrieved his handgun an unintended discharge occurred, another patron was struck by a bullet in the lower leg,” Denver police said in a statement to KDVR.
The agent was then seen placing the gun back into holster before walking off the dancefloor.
This is like something out of a Will Ferrell movie. Thankfully the wounded nightclub patron is probably going to be ok.
Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said a man was shot in the leg when the gun accidentally discharged. The shooting victim was taken to the hospital in good condition.
Police investigators interviewed the agent before releasing the agent to an FBI supervisor. The police investigation was continuing, and any charges would be determined by the Denver District Attorney’s Office, said Officer Marika Putnam.
With people like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strozk, and Lisa Page tarnishing the Bureau’s reputation everyone is emphasizing how the rank and file agents are doing a great job. This moron made that sort of spin more difficult.
I’m not a gun expert but I have to imagine that a whole bunch of safety rules were broken here. No backflips in a crowd while carrying seems like a no-brainer.