BEACON TRANSCRIPT – FBI’s Denver branch reported that a bar customer had been injured on the 3rd of June by a seemingly intoxicated off-duty federal agent. According to Denver’s DA Office, the agent’s gun accidentally discharged while performing a backflip.
Bar Customer Took a Slug in the Leg After Agent’s Backflip
According to a Denver Police Department spokesperson, the incident took place at Mile High Spirits, a whiskey, and tequila bar, at around 12:30 a.m.
The man shot in the leg was transported to the hospital for surgery. Doctors believe that the patient will recover.
The surveillance footage from the location reveals the identified off-duty FBI agent being encircled by people who appeared to have been cheering him.
For several minutes, the agent danced by himself in the middle of the crowd circle. According to Denver Police Department, the off-duty agent attempted to end his performance by doing a backflip.
However, after executing the said dance move, his service gun slipped from the holster and fell on the floor.
When the agent bent over to pick his service gun, the weapon went off, injuring the bar customer in the lower leg.
Following the tequila bar incident, the agent was arrested and brought to the Denver Police headquarters. He was released to a Federal Bureau of Investigations supervisor.
According to a Denver Police Department spokesperson, no charges were filed against the FBI agent.
However, the authorities are still waiting for the blood alcohol level test results to determine if the agent had been drinking on the night of the incident.
Although unusual, this wasn’t the first incident of its kind. As Denver Police reveals, in August 2017, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement off-duty agent shot himself in the leg while submitting to airport security.
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