Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone arrested, charged

Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone arrested, charged

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chase Bishop, 29, a D.C-based special agent that was visiting Denver for training earlier this month when he allegedly shot a man at Mile High Spirits in the city's LoDo downtown area, was charged Tuesday with assault in the second degree, a class 4 felony, by Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.

Bishop was off-duty and was among revelers at the Mile High Spirits and Distillery nightclub in downtown Denver in the early morning hours of June 2, Denver police said in a statement.

Bishop, who had left the city shortly after the incident, turned himself into Denver Police on Tuesday before he was formally charged. Bishop then put the gun back in his trousers and walked away with his hands up. When the off-duty agent went to pick up the gun, it went off, hitting Reddington in the lower leg, authorities said.

According to police officials, a man in the crowd was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today charged 29-year-old Chase Bishop after he surrendered to the sheriff's department.

Bishop now faces an anxious wait for those test results and his subsequent court appearance. The gun can be seen going off after it fell out of the holster and he went to retrieve it.


Prosecutors said that additional charges may be filed based on the results of a pending blood alcohol content analysis of Bishop.

Mr Bishop will be arraigned on a charge of second-degree assault.

Reddington is expected to fully recover, his lawyer has said.

Chase Bishop is seen here in a mugshot provided by Denver Police Department.

The arrest comes a week after video of the incident went viral and raised questions as to why Bishop was not initially taken into custody.

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