FBI Agent Charged With Assault in Denver Gun Case

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An FBI agent who shot a man in the leg after dropping his gun while doing a backflip on a dance floor has been charged with second-degree assault, and more charges could be filed based on the results of blood alcohol tests, the Denver Post reports. Chase Bishop, 29, has been charged with one count of second-degree assault in connection with the June 2 nightclub shooting. Bishop turned himself in on Tuesday morning. Bishop made international news when a video of the shooting became public.

Bishop was partying off duty at Mile High Spirits, a distillery and dance club. Bishop danced in the center of a circle of people and then performed a backflip. During the flip, his gun fell from its holster and when Bishop picked it up, the gun fired. Bishop then placed the gun in his waistband and walked off the dance floor with his hands in the air. The bullet hit the victim in an artery in his leg. The injury was serious but the man will recover. FBI officials refused to release Bishop’s name although he had been identified by media outlets. The FBI has not released any information about its policy for agents carrying weapons while off duty and in establishments serving alcohol.

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