FBI agent charged after bar patron shot during dance routine

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 14, 2018

An FBI agent who accidentally shot a man after losing his gun doing a backflip June 2 at a Denver bar now faces second-degree assault charges.

Chase Bishop, 29, turned himself in Tuesday to Denver police and was later released on a $1,000 bond, according to online records from the Denver Sheriff Department.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, cellphone footage allegedly shows the agent's gun fire when he attempts to pick it up after it falls from his trousers on the dance floor. Depending on what those results, additional charges could be filed.

"Additional charges may be filed based on the results of a pending blood alcohol content analysis", the Denver District Attorney's office said in a statement on Tuesday.

"We are filing this charge now rather than waiting until the BAC report is received, which we understand could take another week", District Attorney Beth McCann said. Bishop was released to an Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor that night, and was not arrested.

Attorney David Goddard asked that Bishop be allowed to travel because he lives and works in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors did not object.

Reddington told ABC News last week that he thought someone was setting off a firecracker before realizing he had been shot. "That's when it clicked in my head, 'Oh, I've been shot'". Both Azar and Reddington have said that they don't want Bishop to lose his job over the dance gone wrong.

The venue goes on to say that a security team was able to "execute a catastrophic event plan" that ensured the safe exit of all patrons in the establishment after the shooting.

The agent, who was off-duty at the time, was filmed dancing erratically at the Mile High Spirits bar in Denver.

When the off-duty agent went to pick up the gun, it went off, hitting Reddington in the lower leg, authorities said.

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