Friday 21 September 2018

FBI agent 'dropped gun while dancing causing serious injury to patron'

FBI stock image (Eric Gay/AP)
FBI stock image (Eric Gay/AP)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a gun that fell while he was dancing at a Denver bar, wounding another patron in the leg, has been charged with second-degree assault.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann charged 29-year-old Chase Bishop on Tuesday after he turned himself in to the sheriff's department.

Booking documents do not indicate if Bishop has hired a lawyer.

Police have said Bishop was dancing at the downtown bar on June 2 when the gun fell from his waistband holster on to the floor.

The firearm went off when he picked it up, and another customer suffered a serious but non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower leg.

Additional charges could be filed based on the results of toxicology tests, which have not yet been received.

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