In what investigators are calling an “accidental shooting,” an FBI agent dropped his gun while dancing, which discharged hitting a bystander in the leg on Saturday.
The incident happened at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting bar in Denver, Colorado. To be more accurate, the agent was in the midst of a backflip when the gun fell from the man’s waistband. Apparently, he was trying to show off his moves.
A witness told local news affiliate Fox 31 what happened after the gun went off.
“Everyone was kind of shocked after it happened because [the agent] kind of put his gun back away and then he walked away,” said “Julie” the witness. She said she saw a person bleeding.
“No one really knew what was going on,” she continued. “I was shocked. I honestly just wanted to make sure that my friends … [that] I knew where they were.”
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital. Reports said he or she was given a “good prognosis” for recovery.
As for the FBI agent, he was released to an agency supervisor. It’s not clear whether he was drinking or not. What’s also unclear is whether he will face any charges for losing control of his firearm.
Local police are still investigating and once that wraps up, it will be up to the Denver District Attorney’s Office on whether to pursue charges against the dancing agent.
We’ll keep you posted on this story. It’ll be interesting to see if the agent actually faces any charges or if this incident is swept under the rug. You know that if it was you or me who dropped our carry gun in a public setting and wounded an individual, we’d be facing prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. You can bet on that.