Backflipping FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot Man Faces Assault Charge

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"If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then".

The disgraced G-man - whose dangerously clumsy move was captured in a viral video - turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office told the paper.

Authorities did not initially identify the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent because he was not arrested at the time, Denver police community resource officer Marika Putnam said. He scrambles for the gun, which fires as he picks it up. Denver police had said they were awaiting the results of alcohol and drug tests before making an arrest.

Chase Bishop was dancing at a Denver bar on 2 June when his gun fell from his waistband on to the floor, police said. The Denver District Attorney's Office said Bishop has not yet been formally charged.

Authorities have not said what kind of gun the agent was carrying, or why it accidentally fired. It showed a man-now suspected to be Bishop-dancing and doing a backflip late at night in a Denver bar called Mile High Spirits.

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

"But when I saw him do a backflip, I couldn't help but laugh", Reddington told ABC News' Good Morning America. "And that's when it clicked in my head, 'Oh, I've been shot'".

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".

"It is shocking that the only shooting to ever occur at our establishment came about as a result of an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules", the posting said.

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