FBI Agent Charged Over Backflip Shooting

More charges possible beyond second-degree assault
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2018 7:11 AM CDT
FBI Agent Charged Over Backflip Shooting
This photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop.   (Denver Police Department via AP)

Chase Bishop probably isn't in the mood for backflips anymore after his infamous one at a Denver bar earlier this month. The FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg after his gun fell from its holster while dancing turned himself in to Denver police Tuesday and was booked into jail on a charge of second-degree assault. The 29-year-old from the FBI's Washington Field Office, due in court Wednesday, may also face additional charges, depending on the results of a blood alcohol test, per CBS News. Those results are expected in about a week.

Bishop was off duty but in Denver for training at the time of the June 2 shooting at Mile High Spirits, reports the Denver Channel. Pointing out that it's against its rules for a patron to carry a firearm without informing staff, the bar says 24-year-old victim Thomas Reddington is "welcome at Mile High Spirits to enjoy complimentary drinks forever," per the New York Times. Reddington's lawyer says he's weighing a lawsuit against the FBI, which is conducting its own investigation, with suspension and termination among possible outcomes. (Read more FBI agent stories.)

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