FBI agent who dropped gun while dancing charged

Dancing FBI agent whose gun went off after backflip now faces assault charge | The Sacramento Bee

An FBI agent who shot a man in the leg after dropping his gun while doing a backflip on a dance floor has been booked into a Denver jail.

A bar patron identified as Tom Reddington was shot in the leg during the incident on June 2 at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar.

Bishop turned himself in on Tuesday morning after an arrest warrant was issued by Denver police, said Maro Casparian, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office... It shows the agent dancing for the crowd and after he does a backflip, the weapon falls out of the back of his waistband.

Tom Reddington, 24, was left shot in the leg and reportedly will have to undergo vascular surgery to fix a major artery.

"If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then".

He turned himself in after the charge was filed, but additional charges could be pending after the results of his blood-alcohol content analysis are received, according to the district attorney's office.

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

Bishop now faces an anxious wait for those test results and his subsequent court appearance. He was taken to Denver Police Department headquarters and later released to an Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisor.

"We sat down at one of these picnic tables and I heard a loud bang and thought, oh, some idiot set off a fire cracker", Reddington told Good Morning America. All of a sudden from the knee down it became completely red.

Denver police initially described the incident as "an apparent accidental shooting".

The firearm went off when the agent picked it up.

Bishop had been off duty and on holiday at the time. Reddington has been offered "complimentary drinks forever" at the business.



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