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Off-Duty FBI Agent’s Gun Goes Off After Backflip At Party

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Off-Duty FBI Agent’s Gun Goes Off After Backflip At Party

As the gun control debate rages on in America, this video proves why you probably shouldn't be allowed to carry a weapon everywhere.

Here you have an reportedly off-duty FBI agent dancing at the Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar in Denver, Colorado. It seemed that nothing criminal was going on - except maybe some of those dance moves.

The agent then does an impressive backflip in the dance circle and lo and behold, his weapon comes loose from its holster and flops onto the ground. Thankfully, it didn't discharge then and there.

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But when the guy goes to pick up the gun, the trigger is accidentally pulled and a bullet fires into the crowd. A bloke standing nearby was hit in the leg and had to be taken to hospital, thankfully without being too badly injured.

The federal agent was filmed casually tucking the gun into the back of his pants - um, isn't there a safer place to put that?

Credit: Julie/Denver 7 ABC
Credit: Julie/Denver 7 ABC

He has been interviewed by officers, with Denver Police adding: "The incident is being investigated by the Denver Police Homicide Unit and charges will be determined by the Denver District Attorney's Office."

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The FBI hasn't commented because the investigation is ongoing.

Former FBI Special Agent Brad Garrett - nope, not the guy who plays Robert on Everybody Loves Raymond, although that'd be a great story on its own - told Good Morning America: "He's potentially in big trouble for a number of potential violations, both administrative and otherwise.

"So this is a great example of clearly what you should not be doing if you're armed."

Oops, soz guys. Credit: Julie/Denver 7 ABC
Oops, soz guys. Credit: Julie/Denver 7 ABC
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Yes, put 'doing a backflip in a crowded bar' on the list of things that you might want to avoid if you're packing heat.

It just shows how quickly you could go from 'chilling, sipping on cocktails' to 'hospitalised with a gunshot wound to the leg', and all because some people can't keep a handle on their weapons.

One man was filmed last month being accidentally shot through the head on Facebook Live. Three people were inside the vehicle in a petrol station carpark in Houston around 2.30am after Easter Sunday.

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A Facebook Live video was recording two people playing around with two handguns - however, at one point, victim Devyn Holmes could be heard saying: "You're making me nervous."

Another person replied: "It ain't got no clip, bud."

Holmes tried to stop Cassandra Damper from waving the gun around the in car while she was talking about 'lying ass hoes'. He asked Damper where she's from and she replied: "Say something, bitch".

Seconds later the trigger was pulled, and 26-year-old Holmes was shot in the head. Thankfully though, he survived.

Featured Image Credit: Julie/Denver 7/ABC

Topics: Police, America, News, Investigation, injury, US News, Weapon, gun, FBI, gun control

Stewart Perrie
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