Published: Wed, June 13, 2018

Dancing FBI agent charged in accidental shooting

Dancing FBI agent charged in accidental shooting

The Denver District Attorney's Office has not filed formal charges against Bishop, but spokeswoman Maro Casparian said charges will likely be announced Wednesday. The agent was taken to police headquarters and later released to a supervisor with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Prosecutors said that additional charges may be filed based on the results of a pending blood alcohol content analysis of Bishop.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chase Bishop accidentally shot a man on June 3 at a downtown Denver nightclub.

The Denver Police Department responded to Mile High Spirits Distillery at 2201 Lawrence St. on the morning of June 2.

The FBI agent whose gun accidentally went off at a Colorado nightclub earlier this month is facing criminal charges.

The FBI declined to comment on the case "in order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation".

Authorities have not said what kind of gun the agent was carrying, or why it accidentally fired.


Video of the incident shows the gun falling from Bishop's waistband holder as he's dancing and doing a back-flip.

The injured man, 24-year-old Tom Reddington, suffered a "serious, but not life-threatening" gunshot wound to his lower leg, McCann 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", she said.

Bishop works out of the FBI's Washington, D.C., office, according to 9News.

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.

"We sat down at one of those picnic tables - I heard a loud bang and I thought some idiot set off a firecracker", Reddington told ABC News. "And that's when it clicked in my head, 'Oh, I've been shot'".

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

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