Back-flipping FBI Agent Charged With Assault Over Accidental Gunfire

He turned himself into Police after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

What you need to know
  • Chase Bishop has been charged with second-degree assault after his gun went off in a nightclub
  • It appears the gun was accidentally fired after he did a back-flip, shooting a man in the leg
  • The FBI investigation into the incident is ongoing

An FBI agent whose gun fired in a Denver nightclub has been charged with second-degree assault.

Chase Bishop handed himself into Police on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Initially, Police were waiting for the results of an alcohol and drug test before making an arrest however, filed the charge early as they had sufficient evidence to proceed. The test will determine Bishop's blood alcohol level at the time of the incident.

Bishop was at the Mile High Spirits Bar in June 2017, when he did a back flip and dropped what appears to be his gun. When he reached down to retrieve the firearm, it went off.

Thomas Reddington was shot in the leg as a result.

The 29-year-old was off duty at the time and on a holiday when the incident occurred.

Bishop was based at the Washington Field Office and now faces either termination, suspension or reprimand.