Dancing FBI agent formally charged in shooting

Lester Mason
June 13, 2018

The FBI agent who unintentionally shot someone while dancing in a Denver bar turned himself in to police on Tuesday and is awaiting charges.

The FBI agent whose gun accidentally went off at a Colorado nightclub earlier this month is facing criminal charges.

Chase Bishop, 29, was being held in a detention center in downtown Denver. A 32-second video obtained by ABC affiliate KMGH shows the agent in the middle of the dance floor surrounded by patrons, some of whom can be seen with their phones out. As he is about to land his back flip, his gun flies out from the holster at the back of his trousers.

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent told 9NEWS that an agent who accidentally discharges a weapon will be automatically suspended for three days without pay.

Mile High Spirits said on its Facebook page that the bar's management was "deeply saddened" by the incident. Denver police said last week that the agent could face possible charges pending the results of lab testing to determine if alcohol was a factor. This agent also said that if there are aggravating circumstances to the accidental discharge, the discipline could be more severe, up to termination.


"In order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation, we are unable to comment regarding this matter", she said in statement.

Bishop works out of the FBI's Washington, D.C., office, according to 9News.

According to police officials, a man in the crowd was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital. "Then I looked down at my leg and see some brown residue".

He turned himself in on Tuesday morning after an arrest warrant was issued by Denver police, said Maro Casparian, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office.

The shooting left Thomas Reddington, 24, with a bullet wound to his left leg.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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