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US FBI agent whose gun went off while dancing taken into custody

23:00  12 june  2018
23:00  12 june  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

Dancing FBI agent wants to meet man he allegedly shot, attorney says

  Dancing FBI agent wants to meet man he allegedly shot, attorney says An FBI agent who accidentally fired his gun, striking another patron in the leg, while dancing at a Denver bar wants to meet with the injured man and is praying for his recovery, the agent’s attorney said this week. Agent Chase Bishop was in court Wednesday, out of custody after turning himself in earlier this week on a second-degree assault charge. Bishop posted bond to gain his release, according to jail records.

The agent was taken to Denver Police Headquarters and released into the custody of a FBI supervisor. A FBI agent accidentally shot a bar patron in Colorado on Saturday after his gun fell out of his waistband while doing a back flip, and went off when he picked it back up.

Can an FBI agent work for someone on the side, off the record? Do all FBI agents go undercover? Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until you are ready to fire the gun . Are FBI agents into the movie Point Break? The silence of the FBI is hurting America.

This photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. Bishop turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff's Department Tuesday, June 12, 2018, and is being held for Investigation of 2nd Degree Assault. Police have said Bishop was dancing at a downtown club on June 2 when the gun fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor. The firearm went off when the agent picked it up. © (Denver Police Department via AP) This photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. Bishop turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff's Department Tuesday, June 12, 2018, and is being held for Investigation of 2nd Degree Assault. Police have said Bishop was dancing at a downtown club on June 2 when the gun fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor. The firearm went off when the agent picked it up.

Dance like the whole world is watching.

An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally fired a gun that dropped out of its holster while he was doing a back-flip at a nightclub was booked into custody on Tuesday, jail records showed.

Man accidentally shot by FBI agent's weapon said he believed it was an 'idiot' with 'a firecracker'

  Man accidentally shot by FBI agent's weapon said he believed it was an 'idiot' with 'a firecracker' The man in Colorado who was hit with a stray bullet fired inadvertently from an off-duty FBI agent’s weapon has recalled the moment he realized he’d been shot at a nightclub over the weekend. Thomas Reddington, 24, remembered hearing “a loud bang” and thinking a firecracker had gone off, he said during an interview with ABC. That is, however, he said until he realized his leg was bleeding.PATRON SHOT BY FBI AGENT AT COLORADO NIGHTCLUB TO RECEIVE FREE DRINKS ‘FOREVER’"I heard a loud bang and I thought, oh some idiot set off a firecracker," Reddington said during the interview.

At the same time, the FBI task force came to a third location near 42nd and Post. Agents carried one box of evidence outside, while one man was handcuffed and taken into custody . City leaders say a federal crackdown on drug and gun trafficking will continue all year long.

The unidentified boogieing FBI agent was taken in for questioning by Denver police and was eventually released to the custody of an FBI supervisor. It has yet to be determined whether the gun in question was the agent ’s service weapon and whether any charges will be filed. While an FBI agent has a

Chase Bishop, 29, was being held in a detention center in downtown Denver. He faces charges for second-degree assault but he has not been formally charged, according to NBC affiliate KUSA.

Denver police have said Bishop was dancing at a nightclub in the early hours of June 2 when the gun fell from his waistband holster and hit the floor.

When he went to grab it, the gun went off and wounded a man who was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

And the whole thing was captured on cellphone video.

The FBI field office in Denver declined to comment on the incident, "in order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation," said Amy Sanders, a spokeswoman.

Sanders said the field office would fully cooperate with Denver police and prosecutors "as this matter proceeds through the judicial process."

Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office but works out of Washington, D.C., sources told KUSA.

ATF agent shot in Indiana during law enforcement operation, agency says .
An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was shot during a law enforcement operation in Gary, Indiana on Thursday, according to the agency. The ATF said on Twitter the agency's Chicago Field Division is responding to "an agent being shot during an operation."The shooting took place near the intersection of 21st and Broadway in Gary, according to FOX32.An ATF spokesman told Fox News the agent was in the city for a an “an enforcement operation” and was shot. The agent's injury is  “non-life threatening,” according to the spokesperson.

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