Dancing FBI agent accused of accidentally shooting man at bar charged

Denver Sheriff’s Department

An off-duty Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club, wounding another patron in the leg, turned himself in to authorities and was formally charged Tuesday. He scrambles for the gun, which fires as he picks it up.

According to the jail records, the 29-year-old Bishop was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday and has been booked into the Downtown Denver Detention Center.

Cellphone video of the incident that has since gone viral on social media shows Bishop dancing on a dance floor in the crowded bar when he suddenly did a backflip. During the flip, his gun falls out of his trousers and when Bishop picks it up, the gun fires.

"We are filing this charge now rather than waiting until the BAC report is received, which we understand could take another week, because sufficient evidence has been presented to file it", DA Beth McCann said in a news release.

Police have said Mr Bishop was dancing at the downtown club on June 2 when the gun fell from the agent's waistband holster onto the floor.

Police said a patron was struck in the lower leg and was taken to a hospital.

Bishop was partying at Mile High Spirits, a distillery and dance club in the Ballpark neighborhood, while off duty. The agent was taken to police headquarters and later released to a supervisor with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Bishop works out of the FBI's Washington, D.C., office, according to 9News.

The District Attorney's Office as well as Denver FBI did not comment on the incident, citing a pending investigation.

The man who was shot, Tom Reddington, told "Good Morning America" last week that he and his friends were sitting at one of the tables when he heard "a loud bang" that he thought was a firecracker.

"Then I looked down at my leg and see some brown residue, ..."

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