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Dancing FBI agent accused in shooting at Denver bar turns himself in

Posted at 2:08 PM, Jun 12, 2018

DENVER – An FBI agent who's accused of inadvertently shooting a bystander at a Denver bar earlier this month has turned himself in.

Records show Chase Bishop, 29, was booked into the downtown Denver jail on Tuesday. He’s being held for investigation of second-degree assault. The district attorney's office said Bishop has not been formally charged.

Bishop, a Washington D.C.-based FBI agent visiting Denver for training, was dancing at Mile High Spirits in the morning on June 2 when he did a backflip and the gun fell from its holster, as seen in video from the scene. As Bishop bent down to pick up the gun, it fired, hitting a bystander in the leg.

The victim, Tom Reddington, 24, sustained a nonlethal gunshot wound to the leg. Reddington's lawyer said they are looking at the possibility of a lawsuit against the FBI.