Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Dancing FBI agent arrested, booked into jail


Chase Bishop, who is based in the bureau's Washington Field Office, has been booked into jail but has not been formally charged by the Denver district attorney, the office tweeted Tuesday.

The FBI agent whose gun accidentally went off at a Colorado nightclub earlier this month is facing criminal charges.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said further charges may be laid against the agent, depending on the outcome of a blood alcohol test.

Bishop turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff Department on Tuesday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to Denver police.

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

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent told 9NEWS that an agent who accidentally discharges a weapon will be automatically suspended for three days without pay.

Cellphone video of the incident that has since gone viral on social media shows Bishop dancing on a dance floor in the crowded bar when he suddenly did a backflip.

An attorney for the victim told CNN affiliate KMGH that the bullet hit the victim's main artery and that he could have bled to death, if not for a person who applied a tourniquet to the victim's leg.

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.

A man who identified himself in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" as Thomas Reddington was shot in the leg.

"I heard a loud bang and I thought some idiot set off a firecracker", Reddington said. "Then it clicked that I've been shot".

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".

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