Federal Bureau of Investigation agent gets to keep gun after accidentally shooting man while dancing

A judge has ruled that an FBI agent can keep his gun after the agent accidentally shot a patron in a Denver nightclub while dancing

A judge has ruled that an FBI agent can keep his gun after the agent accidentally shot a patron in a Denver nightclub while dancing

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chase Bishop, 29, a D.C-based special agent that was visiting Denver for training last month when he allegedly shot a man at Mile High Spirits in the city's LoDo downtown area, was in court on Tuesday over his resulting charge of assault in the second degree, a class 4 felony.

During a short hearing Tuesday, Bishop had his protection order modified to allow him to carry his service weapon both on and off duty, "so long as it is done in a manner pursuant to Federal Bureau of Investigation policy", Denver District Attorney spokesman Ken Lane told the Denver Post. The gun falls to the floor mid-flip, and as Bishop picks it up, it appears to go off.

The lawyer said his client reached an undisclosed plea deal with prosecutors.

Reddington said he forgave Bishop for the mistake.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Chase Bishop, 29, makes his first appearance in the Denver courthouse after he was charged with second-degree assault.

A spokesman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, Ken Lane, confirmed an offer but said he could only provide details if it was accepted.

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Almost two weeks after the incident, the Denver District Attorney's office announced that Bishop was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, after turning himself in.

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. The gun fell to the ground when he did a backflip and went off when he picked it up.

The agent was then seen placing the gun back into his holster before walking off the dance floor.

Following a court hearing on Tuesday, Judge Frances Simonet of the Denver County Court ruled that Bishop would be allowed to keep his gun.

The bystander, Tom Reddington, was treated and released from a hospital.

"It's freaky. It's beyond weird", Reddington told ABC News last month, describing the incident. I don't want to ruin his life. "So, let's just move on and deal with it as best we can".

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