An off-duty FBI agent has shot a man after a dance move went wrong in a crowded Denver bar. The agent can be seen dancing in the centre of a group of people in the clip, and throws his body over into a backflip to entertain the crowds gathered. His gun falls to the ground and he scrambles to pick it up, accidentally firing it. The agent's identity is not known but the video was filmed at the Mile High Spirits and Distillery bar in Denver on Saturday night. The other people in the car can be seen covering their mouths in shock and scattering away as the gun goes off, and the agent dips down to pick up his gun and hold his hands up as he backs away.
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
He walks out of the cleared circle with his hands up in a 'surrendering' symbol, but he doesn't walk in the direction the bullet was fired and instead seems to run away from the destruction he's caused. Pictures have been released of a man lying on the floor of the bar with paramedics treating his injured lower leg, where he was apparently shot. Denver police said the gun had fallen from its waistband holster during the incident late Friday night/early Saturday morning, one man had been injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment for a non-life-threatening injury. The FBI said: "The investigation is active, ongoing, and a personnel matter so we cannot provide comment at this time."
The spokesperson did not comment on the firearm protocol for off-duty agents, and local police are waiting for the results of blood tests that will illustrate whether alcohol was involved in the incident. People online have been quick to point out the irony of an FBI agent accidentally shooting someone as according to the FBI's website, the agency's firearms curriculum includes about 5,000 rounds of ammunition and FBI agents get 110 hours of instruction and fire their pistols approximately 4000 times during training. The clip is sure to add to the gun and police violence debate.