Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged with assault

The FBI agent whose gun went off in a LoDo bar has been arrested and booked on assault charges.

Chase Bishop, 29, turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff's Department earlier in the day and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, local time. He was taken to Denver Police Department headquarters and later released to an Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor. He scrambles for the gun, which fires as he picks it up.

Bishop was partying at Mile High Spirits, a distillery and dance club in the Ballpark neighborhood, while off duty.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said further charges may be laid against the agent, depending on the outcome of a blood alcohol test.

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The agent, named by police as Chase Bishop, was performing a backflip in a nightclub when his gun fell out of his pocket and shot a bystander in the leg.

It went off as Mr Bishop retrieved it.

"The FBI will continue to fully cooperate with the Denver Police Department and the Denver District Attorney's Office as this matter proceeds through the judicial process", she said. It showed a man-now suspected to be Bishop-dancing and doing a backflip late at night in a Denver bar called Mile High Spirits.

The customer hit by the bullet was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

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Multiple sources told 9Wants to Know that Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office and works out of Washington D.C.

The man who was shot was identified as Thomas Reddington and he said in an interview that he was able to laugh at the situation.

"We sat down at one of those picnic tables - I heard a loud bang and I thought some idiot set off a firecracker", Reddington told ABC News later.

The bar also said the patron who was shot is welcome to complimentary drinks forever at the bar.

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