Prosecutors in Colorado have charged a 29-year-old FBI agent with second-degree assault this week with possible additional counts to be added later following an incident at a Denver nightclub earlier this month.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, cellphone footage allegedly shows the agent’s gun fire when he attempts to pick it up after it falls from his pants on the dance floor.
He could then be seen casually picking up the gun, raising his hands and walking out of the frame.
This @FBI agent was dancing at a Denver bar on Saturday night. Did a back flip, gun falls. He picks it up and a round is fired, hitting a man (he’ll be ok.) @DenverPolice investigating. #9News pic.twitter.com/MwV1WpNzAQ
— Ryan Haarer (@RyanHaarer) June 3, 2018
According to Fox News, the suspect has since been identified as Chase Bishop. Any additional charges could be filed after his blood-alcohol test results are complete.
“We are filing this charge now rather than than waiting until the BAC report is received, which we understand could take another week, because sufficient evidence has been presented to file it,” said Denver District Attorney Beth McCann. “If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then.”
A bar patron identified as Tom Reddington was shot in the leg during the incident on June 2 at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar.
The establishment released a statement indicating the armed customer violated its prohibition of loaded guns in the tasting room. Reddington has been offered “complimentary drinks forever” at the business.
“It is shocking that the only shooting to ever occur at our establishment came about as a result of an FBI agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules,” the company wrote on Facebook.
[Featured image: Chase Bishop/Denver Police Department]