Video: Off-duty FBI agent's gun accidentally discharges in nightclub

An off-duty FBI agent dancing at a Denver nightclub accidentally discharged a firearm, wounding another patron in the leg


Associated Press

DENVER — An off-duty FBI agent dancing at a Denver nightclub accidentally discharged a firearm, wounding another patron in the leg, police said Saturday.

The victim, an adult male, was taken to a local hospital in good condition, said Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson. Police refused to identify the hospital.

Jackson said the agent, whose identity wasn't released, was dancing at the downtown club around 12:45 a.m. Saturday when the firearm fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor. It discharged when the agent picked it up.

 
FBI agent's dance moves lead to gun being fired

This FBI agent was dancing at Mile High Spirits in Denver early Saturday morning. He did a back flip. His firearm fell out of it's holster. When he picked the gun up it fired, hitting a man in the leg. (He'll be OK.) Denver Police brought him to headquarters and released him to an FBI supervisor. DPD Homicide Unit investigating. 9NEWS (KUSA)

Posted by Ryan Haarer on Saturday, June 2, 2018

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.

Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders declined to comment, citing an ongoing investigation.

Telephone messages to the nightclub, Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar, weren't immediately returned Saturday.

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