Off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot man while performing back flip in nightclub is arrested

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An Off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while performing a backflip in a nightclub is arrested.

Chase Bishop, 29, is being held in a Denver Downtown Detention Center on suspicion of second-degree assault.

An FBI agent who shot a man in the leg after dropping his gun while doing a backflip on a nightclub dance floor has been arrested.

Chase Bishop, 29, is being held in a Denver Downtown Detention Center on suspicion of second-degree assault, according to inmate records on the Denver Sheriff Department website.

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He turned himself in on Tuesday morning after an arrest warrant was issued by Denver police, said Maro Casparian, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

The DA’s office has not filed formal charges, reports the Denver Post.

The FBI agent made international news earlier this month when a video of the shooting went viral.

The FBI agent was off duty in a Denver nightclub
The FBI agent was off duty in a Denver nightclub

A statement from Denver police shortly after the shooting said: “It appears an off-duty… FBI agent was dancing at a nightclub when his firearm became dislodged from its waistband holster and fell onto the floor.

Off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot man while performing back flip in nightclub is arrested

“When the agent retrieved his handgun an unintended discharge occurred, another patron was struck by a bullet in the lower leg.”

FBI officials have refused to release Bishop’s name although he had been identified by other media outlets, reports the Denver Post.

The FBI also has not released any information about its policy for agents carrying weapons while off duty and in alcohol establishments.Off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot man while performing back flip in nightclub is arrested

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