The agent was doing a back flip when the firearm fell out of his waistband and went off when he picked it up, accidentally shooting a bar patron. In the video, uploaded to social media, he is seen acting nonchalant and walking away, and seemed to be unconcerned that his gun fired into the crowd.
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) 3 июня 2018 г.
Paramedics were called to the scene, taking the victim with a gunshot wound to his leg to the hospital; the mischief maker was taken to Denver Police Headquarters and was later released into the custody of a bureau supervisor.
“It appears an off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent was dancing at a night club when his firearm became dislodged from its waistband holster and fell onto the floor. When the agent retrieved his handgun, an unintended discharge occurred, another patron was struck by a bullet in the lower leg,” the police statement said.
Social media users wondered why the agent did not check if the person he had shot was okay, and acted as if nothing had happened:
I just wonder why his first reaction wasn’t to run over to the person and see if they were okay.— Sam Smink (@samsminkWPTV) 3 июня 2018 г.
he put up his hands like "My Bad. No Foul. No Penalty. See ya later…."— John Dreller (@JDDRELLER) 3 июня 2018 г.
The best is the casual “my bad” at the end..— A Canadian POV (@CPOV10) 3 июня 2018 г.
"He'll be ok" like he'll live.— Derek Straker (@Dr_Straker) 3 июня 2018 г.
Or "he'll be ok" like "it was only an ankle. Who needs those?"
Many raised the issue of law enforcement officers carrying their guns while being off duty, stressing that the entire situation was not about an accident, but rather negligence:
Let's have a conversation about how many federal, state and local law enforcement officers carry their guns at nearly all times when they are not on duty, including when they are drinking alcohol. This is incredibly common.— Rebecca J. Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) 3 июня 2018 г.
That wasn't an accident. That was negligence. And, yes he should lose his job. He was likely intoxicated, based on his behavior. He was negligent while carrying and then pulled the trigger when his weapon fell out of his holster or pants.— onesoldiersmom (@onesoldiersmom) 3 июня 2018 г.
Other users, however, decided to draw Twitterians’ attention to the agent’s back flip…
Everyone in this thread just gonna ignore the fact that he killed that back flip🤷🏼♂️— flaboyatheart 🇺🇸 (@canesfanoutwest) 3 июня 2018 г.
I have several questions, 1 of them being how the hell did his drunk ass nail that fvcking backflip? The rest of my questions are some variation of “JFC, WTAF?!” https://t.co/AMwpoYE3Gx— Cpo10za (@Cpo10za) 3 июня 2018 г.
…and received sarcastic responses from fellow netizens:
not the only thing he killed 😉— Jetskii 🎿 Z 💤 (@ZmHCSGO) 3 июня 2018 г.
guns don't kill people, pop locking kills people— Reezy (@RobertGMiller93) 3 июня 2018 г.