FBI agent allegedly drops gun at Denver nightclub, shooting one person in the leg

DENVER -- An FBI agent allegedly dropped his gun at a bar and another patron was shot in the leg early Saturday. Investigators said it appeared to be an accidental shooting.

The Denver Police Department said they were called to a report of a shooting at 2201 Lawrence St. at 12:45 a.m.

A woman who said she witnessed and recorded the shooting with her cellphone said it happened at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar.

In the video, a man can be seen doing a backflip, during which a gun falls out of the back of his waistband. The gun appears to fire when the man picks up the weapon.

The woman who recorded the video, who wanted to only be identified as Julie, said she smelled gunpowder and saw a person bleeding.

"Everyone was kind of shocked after it happened because [the agent] kind of put his gun back away and then he walked away," Julie said.

Julie said she asked the deejay to turn off the music. While it initially stopped, it later continued.

"No one really knew what was going on," Julie said. "I was shocked. I honestly just wanted to make sure that my friends … [that] I knew where they were."

The shooting victim went to a hospital with a "good prognosis."

The FBI agent was taken to Denver police headquarters and later released to an FBI supervisor.

The Denver Police Department homicide unit is investigating and charges will be determined by the Denver District Attorney's Office.

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