Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot man after back flip charged with assault


DENVER (NBC News) — Dance like the whole world is watching.

An off-duty FBI agent whose gun accidentally fired after it dropped out of its holster while he was doing a backflip at a nightclub was taken into custody on Tuesday, jail records showed.

Chase Bishop, 29, was being held in a detention center in downtown Denver. He faces charges for second-degree assault but he has not been formally charged, according to NBC affiliate KUSA.

Denver police have said Bishop was dancing at a nightclub in the early hours of June 2 when the gun fell from his waistband holster and hit the floor.

When he went to grab it, the gun went off and wounded a man. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

And the whole thing was captured on cellphone video

The FBI field office in Denver declined to comment on the incident “to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation,” said Amy Sanders, a spokeswoman.

Sanders said the field office would fully cooperate with Denver police and prosecutors “as this matter proceeds through the judicial process.”

Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office but works out of Washington, sources told KUSA.

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