Backflipping FBI agent charged with assault for accidental shooting

FBI Agent Chase Bishop turned himself in to authorities and could face a second-degree assault charge

FBI Agent To Face Charges In Shooting At LoDo Nightclub

The backflipping Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg at a Denver bar earlier this month was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of second-degree assault, according to Denver Sheriff Department records. The firearm went off when he picked it up, and another customer suffered a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower leg. He is being held in Downtown Detention Center in Denver. The video shows Bishop's handgun falling to the floor mid-flip, then discharging into the surrounding crowd with a loud pop when he reaches to recover it. He then walks off the dance floor with his hands up. During the flip, his gun falls out of his trousers and when Bishop picks it up, the gun fires.

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.

Sanders said the field office would fully cooperate with Denver police and prosecutors "as this matter proceeds through the judicial process".

Bishop works out of the FBI's Washington, D.C., office, according to 9News.

The FBI declined comment Tuesday "in order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation", spokeswoman Amy Sanders said.

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The injured 24-year-old appeared on Good Morning America, when he told reporters it he didn't realise he'd been shot until he saw blood running down his leg.

"Then I looked at my leg and see some brown residue".

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann charged 29-year-old Chase Bishop on Tuesday after he turned himself in to the sheriff's department.

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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