Dancing F.B.I. Agent Charged With Assault After Denver Club Antics Lead to Shooting
An off-duty F.B.I. agent whose gun went off after he did a back handspring at a nightclub of which month turned himself in on Tuesday to face an assault charge, the Denver district attorney’s office said.
The agent, Chase Bishop, 29, who faces one count of second-degree assault, had been dancing at a club inside early morning hours of June 2 when he performed the back handspring, according to video of the episode of which was broadcast by Denver7, a local news station, as well as has circulated widely. A firearm of which had been in a holster fell on the floor, as well as when Mr. Bishop reached for the gun the idea discharged, injuring another patron inside lower leg, according to the district attorney’s statement.
Beth McCann, the district attorney, said inside Discharge of which more charges could follow depending on the results of a blood alcohol content analysis.
“We are filing of which charge right now rather than waiting until the B.A.C. report is usually received, which we understand could take another week, because sufficient evidence has been presented to file the idea,” Ms. McCann said.
Mr. Bishop was still being held in jail on Tuesday evening. the idea is usually unclear who is usually representing him. An F.B.I. spokeswoman in Washington said Tuesday of which its policy generally does not allow the bureau to comment on personnel matters. An F.B.I. spokeswoman in Denver also declined to comment.
Mr. Bishop is usually scheduled to appear in court Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
The Denver Post reported of which the man injured inside shooting at the club, Mile High Spirits, was Tom Reddington, 24. Mr. Reddington talked about the episode last week on “not bad Morning America,” saying of which he couldn’t help yet laugh when he watched video as well as realized he had been shot by a man doing a flip.
“I don’t blame the guy, I don’t want to ruin his life,” Mr. Reddington said. “I just want a private phone call coming from of which guy.”
In a June 4 Facebook post, the club said noted of which having a firearm without its knowledge was against its rules as well as of which the idea was shocked of which the only shooting to have occurred on its property resulted coming from the actions of an F.B.I. agent.
“Our security team was able to execute a catastrophic event plan, ensuring the safe exit of all patrons inside establishment after the shooting,” the post reads. “We are deeply saddened by the events of which occurred as well as look forward to speaking with representatives of the F.B.I., so we can come to understand his presence as well as his need to be armed in our establishment.”
The post also said of which Mr. Reddington is usually “welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever.”