Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone is arrested

The FBI agent who is accused of accidentally shooting another man at a Denver distillery earlier this month has turned himself in and has been formally charged with second-degree assault, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office.

It went off as Mr Bishop retrieved it.

Police have said Bishop was dancing at the downtown bar June 2 when the gun fell from his waistband holster onto the floor.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chase Bishop appears in a booking photo released by the Denver District Attorney's Office, in Denver, Colorado, U.S., June 12, 2018. Bishop has been charged with assault and additional charges might be filed. Reddington was transported to a local hospital and is expected to recover fully.

Video of the incident involving Mr Bishop, 29, was widely viewed on social media.

Chase Bishop is pictured in this undated photo released by the Denver Sheriff's Department.

The bullet hit the victim in an artery in his leg, according to previous news reports. "If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then".

"It is shocking that the only shooting to ever occur at our establishment came about as a result of an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules", the bar said.

In a statement posted on Facebook two days after the incident, Mile High Spirits bar said one of its "innocent patrons was shot" because of the agent's "misconduct". Still, he wrote that he was shocked at the agent's poor judgment. "Even before he lost control of it, you can clearly see the weapon's outline against his shirt in the video".

"And knowing he was armed, he may have elected to avoid the dance-off".

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