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FBI Agent To Face Charges In Accidental Shooting At Denver Nightclub

DENVER (CBS4)– The FBI agent whose gun went off in a Denver bar has been arrested and booked on assault charges, according to the CBS affiliate in Denver.

Video shows the off-duty agent, Chase Bishop, doing a backflip at Mile High Spirits earlier this month and his gun falls out of his waistband. He tries to pick it up and it fires.

Accidental shooting by FBI agent in Denver nightclub
Accidental shooting by FBI agent in Denver nightclub (Photo Credit: CBS)

A man was shot in the leg by that bullet and survived, but his lawyer says he was seriously injured.

Bishop, 29, was not arrested when the shooting happened. Instead, he was released to an FBI supervisor. He appeared in court on Tuesday morning on second-degree assault charges in connection to the shooting.

He has not been formally charged by the Denver DA's Office.

In addition to the charges to be filed by the Denver DA, the FBI could also suspend or fire him.

Bishop was off-duty and on vacation when the shooting happened.

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