Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who dropped gun while dancing turns himself in

Chase Bishop, 29, is being held in the Downtown Detention Center on suspicion of second-degree assault, according to inmate records on the Denver Sheriff Department website. His handgun fell from his holster onto the dance floor and it discharged as Bishop picked it up.

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. The video then shows Bishop reach for the gun and allegedly accidentally fire the weapon, hitting another man at the establishment. As he is about to land his back flip, his gun flies out from the holster at the back of his trousers.

One person was struck in the lower leg and was expected to survive, police said.

Bishop was released to an Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor that night and not arrested.

A man was shot in the leg by that bullet and survived, but the victim's lawyer says he was seriously injured. "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".


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.

Mile High Spirits said on its Facebook page that the bar's management was "deeply saddened" by the incident.

The agent then immediately tucks the firearm into his waistband and walks away.

The bar also said the patron who was shot is welcome to complimentary drinks forever at the bar. Still, he wrote that he was shocked at the agent's poor judgment. A muzzle flash can be seen on the video.

"And knowing he was armed, he may have elected to avoid the dance-off". That's an egregiously unacceptable concealment effort.

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