An off-duty FBI agent shot a bar patron in the leg after he did a dance move in the Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar that allowed his service weapon to fall to the floor. When he picked it up, it discharged striking the patron. This could make for an interesting tort action.
The accidental shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday night. The near lethal dance move was a back handspring.
As an off-duty agent, it is unlikely that the FBI would face a lawsuit absent some prior incident or knowledge of a problem with the agent. The question is whether it is negligent for the agent to due a back handspring with a gun in a back waistband. I am frankly unfamiliar with such waistband holsters.
However, an obvious battery action seems a strong possibility. It appears that dancing is becoming a dangerous past-time for professionals. We just discussed a surgeon whose dancing numbers are being scrutinized after injuries.