DENVER – An FBI agent who's accused of inadvertently shooting a bystander at a Denver bar earlier this month has turned himself in.
Records show Chase Bishop, 29, was booked into the downtown Denver jail on Tuesday. He’s being held for investigation of second-degree assault. The district attorney's office said Bishop has not been formally charged.
Bishop, a Washington D.C.-based FBI agent visiting Denver for training, was dancing at Mile High Spirits in the morning on June 2 when he did a backflip and the gun fell from its holster, as seen in video from the scene. As Bishop bent down to pick up the gun, it fired, hitting a bystander in the leg.
The victim, Tom Reddington, 24, sustained a nonlethal gunshot wound to the leg. Reddington's lawyer said they are looking at the possibility of a lawsuit against the FBI.