FBI agent charged after mistakenly firing gun in club

An off-duty FBI agent who fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club turned himself in on a second-degree assault charge


Associated Press

DENVER — An off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club and wounded another patron in the leg is allowed to travel while out on bond.

Chase Bishop appeared in court Wednesday, out of custody after turning himself in Tuesday on a second-degree assault charge. Jail records say Bishop posted bond and was released.

This photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. (Denver Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. (Denver Police Department via AP)

Attorney David Goddard asked that Bishop be allowed to travel because he lives and works in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors did not object.

Police have said Bishop was dancing at a bar on June 2 when a gun fell from his waistband holster. The firearm went off when he picked it up. The patron's injury was described as serious but non-life-threatening.

Goddard declined further comment.

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