WATCH: FBI agent accidentally shoots bar patron while attempting backflip

An off-duty FBI agent has accidentally shot a man in the leg after his gun fell from its holster as he attempted a backflip on the dance floor.

A bystander recorded video of the incident involving the unnamed agent, which authorities said took place early on Saturday at the Mile High Spirits and Distillery night spot in Denver, before the footage was shared widely online on Sunday.

In a statement, the Denver Police Department said the 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 bar patron was hit by a bullet in a lower leg, sustaining a non-life-threatening injury, said the statement by a department spokeswoman, Marika Putnam.

A high-spirited off-duty FBI agent accidentally shot a person at a Denver bar after attempting a backflip. Source: Huff Post
The victim was hit in the leg, and is expected to survive.

The agent was taken to police headquarters, Putnam said, and later released to an Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor. The Denver District Attorney’s office will decide whether to press any charges against the agent.

Denver district attorney spokesman Ken Lane said by email on Sunday morning that the DA’s office had no comment as the incident remains under investigation by the Denver Police.

Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders also said that Denver Police are leading the investigation and that it was a ‘personnel matter for the FBI.” She did not say how the FBI has or will discipline the agent.