Off-duty FBI agent accidentally fires on the dance floor
A man was shot in the leg.
The FBI agent who accidentally shot someone while dancing in a nightclub, Colorado in June can carry his gun again, both on-and off-duty, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Chase Bishop, 29, from duty on June 2, when he was in High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar in Denver.
Chase Bishop, 29, was charged with second-degree assault after accidentally shooting someone in the leg while he was out of service in a nightclub in Colorado, in the last month.
Bishop was recognized for doing a back-flip on the dance floor when his gun fell from his holster. The FBI agent went to pick it up, and while doing so he inadvertently shot a bystander, a 24-year-old Thomas Reddington.
The agent was then seen placing the gun back in his holster before walking off the dance floor.
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“Everyone was shocked after it happened because [agent] kind of put his gun away and then he walked away,” Julie, the woman who recorded the incident, told KDVR at the moment. “No one really knew what was going on.”
Bishop, who lives and works in Washington, D. C., was charged with second-degree assault in the shooting.
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Bishop’s lawyer argued during a brief hearing on Tuesday that the FBI encourages agents their service weapons while not on the clock. Officers of justice does not object, so that the Bishop can carry his weapon, both while working and when not.
The agent will still not be allowed to drink or use drugs while his case is pending.
The hearing is scheduled for the public prosecutor to lay out the evidence against the Bishop, but that was postponed after his lawyer said prosecutors had offered a plea deal, and Bishop needed time to consider it. He gave no details.
Reddington, who was treated at a hospital and released, said in an interview with ABC News after he was shot, that he is not the fault of the Bishop, nor does he “want to ruin his life.” He hired a lawyer who advertises locally about the big payouts he received for his customers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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