Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chase Bishop charged over gun firing in bar

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chase Bishop charged over gun firing in bar

The FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg after doing a black flip is now facing a fourth-degree felony.

The FBI agent seen in a widely shared video accidentally shooting a bystander at a Denver bar has been charged with assault.

Video from the June 3 incident shows Bishop landing a backflip at the Mile High Spirits bar, and reaching down to pick up the weapon that had fallen from his trousers.

The gun fell to the floor and, as the agent went to grab it, it fired a shot.

Reddington was taken to the hospital in good condition, police said.

The off-duty agent was showing off his moves in the center of a dance circle at Mile High Spirits bar on June 2 when he launched into a back handspring.

Bishop quickly holsters his gun as some patrons flee and others appear shocked and confused.

The agent, who has been named in the U.S. as Chase Bishop, could also face further charges pending the results of an alcohol blood test.

Booking documents do not indicate if Bishop has hired an attorney.

In a statement last week on Facebook, the Mile High Spirits bar said it looked forward to speaking with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to learn more about why the agent was armed.

"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 district attorney's office said in a statement investigators are still awaiting the tests to determine Bishop's blood alcohol content at the time of the incident, and additional charges may be pending. "Then I looked down at my leg and see some brown residue". All of a sudden from the knee down it became completely red.

"It's freaky. It's beyond freaky", Reddington said, describing the incident.

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