DENVER – An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club, wounding another patron in the leg, gave himself up to the authorities Tuesday.
Chase Bishop, 29, turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff’s Department and was arrested for investigation of second-degree assault, said Doug Schepman, a spokesman of the Police Department of Denver.
Prosecutors said Bishop was not formally charged yet.
The police said Bishop was dancing in the downtown club on 2 June, when the gun fell from the agent waistband holster on the floor. The weapon went off when the agent picked it up.
The victim was treated and released from a hospital.
The FBI declined to comment on the matter Tuesday to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation,” Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders said.
“The FBI will continue to fully cooperate with the Denver Police Department and the Denver District Attorney’s Office as this matter proceeds through the judicial process,” Sanders said.