Judge: FBI agent who fired gun while dancing can have it back

Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop. Investigators say the FBI agent accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver nightspot and wounded another patron in the leg. A judge sai

FBI agent who shot a man while showing dance moves at Denver nightclub allowed to carry weapon again

Video of the incident appears to show the off-duty agent dancing and doing the flip - during it, his pistol dropped from his waistband and landed on the floor.

A Denver judge agreed to let an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent carry his firearm again while he considers a possible plea deal to felony charges stemming from an off-duty incident.

Bishop was charged with felony second-degree assault after an incident early the morning of June 2 at Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St., that began with a backflip on the dance floor. Bishop is shown dancing by himself in the middle of a group of people at the bar.

After the agent's lawyer, David Goddard, told the court that the Federal Bureau of Investigation strongly encourages its agents to carry weapons when off-assignment, the Denver judge allowed Bishop to carry his gun on and off duty, as long as he follows the agency's guidelines. Prosecutors didn't object to the modification.

Chase Bishop is seen here in a mugshot provided by Denver Police Department. "The victim was transported to the hospital with a good prognosis".

The gun fired when the agent picked it up again, shooting and injuring 24-year injuring Thomas Reddington in his leg.

"It's freakish. It's beyond weird", Reddington told ABC News last month, describing the incident. I'm still thinking it's a firework. all of a sudden from the knee down my leg became completely red.

"And that's when it clicked in my head, 'Oh, I've been shot".

However, Bishop's job status isn't known, and the bureau's press office did not immediately respond to a request for information about whether he is now working.

While the man was treated and released from the hospital, the Federal Bureau of Investigation officer was charged with a second-degree assault felony charge after turning himself in when an arrest warrant was issued. The agency has also not released any information concerning its policy for agents while off-duty in bars.

Bishop faces a felony charge of second-degree assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.

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