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


"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". According to Denver PD, as he went to pick it up, Bishop's gun fired.

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

Chase Bishop, 29, Wednesday made his first appearance in a Denver courtroom, where a judge issued a standard protection order stating that he must have zero contact and stay at least 100 yards away from Tom Reddington, 24, who was shot in the leg during the incident.

FBI Agent Chase Bishop was booked on suspicion of second-degree assault after his service pistol fell from his trousers while he was dancing in a nightclub. The gun can be seen going off after it fell out of the holster and he went to retrieve it.

Bishop now faces an anxious wait for those test results and his subsequent court appearance.

Attorney David Goddard asked that Bishop be allowed to travel because he lives and works in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors did not object. The video shows Bishop's handgun falling to the floor mid-flip, then discharging into the surrounding crowd with a loud pop when he reaches to recover it.

The Denver Police Department responded to Mile High Spirits Distillery at 2201 Lawrence St. on the morning of June 2. He then walks off the dance floor with his hands up.

An attorney for the victim told CNN affiliate KMGH that the bullet hit the victim's main artery and that he could have bled to death, if not for a person who applied a tourniquet to the victim's leg.

The agent was taken into custody on June 2 before being released to an Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor. Even without that analysis, there was "sufficient evidence" to charge Bishop with assault, McCann said.

The man who was shot was identified as Thomas Reddington and he said in an interview that he was able to laugh at the situation.