Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who dropped gun while dancing charged

Elias Hubbard
June 14, 2018

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann charged the 29-year-old, who was off-duty at the time, on Tuesday. The video shows Bishop's handgun falling to the floor mid-flip, then discharging into the surrounding crowd with a loud pop when he reaches to recover it.

Additional charges may be filed depending on the blood alcohol content, or BAC, test results, which would not be available for another week, the district attorney's office said.

The agent's bail has been set at $1,000.

Multiple sources told 9Wants to Know that Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office and works out of Washington D.C. This is following a recent incident where his weapon fell and was discharged on the dance floor at Denver's Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar. He then went for a backflip.

An off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent reaches to pick up his dropped firearm while dancing.

A man who identified himself in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" as Thomas Reddington was shot in the leg. I'm still thinking it's a firework. all of a sudden from the knee down my leg became completely red.

"I originally thought, like, when I found out I got shot it was an altercation I got hit in the crossfire of, because civilian casualties like that, those happen".

Immediately after the shooting, other patrons make a makeshift tourniquet for him out of a belt.

The FBI agent who allegedly accidentally shot a man while dancing in a Colorado bar has reportedly been charged. The victim suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury to the lower leg.

Legal experts have said Reddington might be able to sue Bishop if he is proved to have been negligent.

"It's freakish. It's beyond weird", Reddington said, describing the incident.

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