Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot a patron charged

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2018

A 32-second video obtained by ABC affiliate KMGH shows the agent in the middle of the dance floor surrounded by patrons, some of whom can be seen with their phones out.

"We are filing this charge now rather than waiting until the BAC report is received, which we understand could take another week, because sufficient evidence has been presented to file it", DA Beth McCann said in a news release. 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.

According to the jail records, the 29-year-old Bishop was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday and has been booked into the Downtown Denver Detention Center. As he is about to land his back flip, his gun flies out from the holster at the back of his trousers. He tries to pick it up and it fires.

Authorities did not initially identify the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent because he was not arrested at the time, Denver police community resource officer Marika Putnam said.

The agent is under investigation following an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of June 1 at Mile High Spirits.

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

The disgraced G-man - whose dangerously clumsy move was captured in a viral video - turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office told the paper.

According to police officials, a man in the crowd was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital. The agent was on vacation at the time of the incident and not on duty.

"Then I looked down at my leg and see some brown residue, ..."

Colorado gun laws allow "qualified current and retired law enforcement officers" to carry concealed handguns.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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