Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Dancing FBI agent turns self in to Denver police, booked into jail

The FBI agent who accidentally shot a nightclub-goer when he did a backflip on a dance floor in Denver turned himself in Tuesday to face charges in connection with the incident, according to the district attorney's office and jail records.

The FBI agent whose gun accidentally went off at a Colorado nightclub earlier this month is facing criminal charges. In the now viral video, Bishop can be seen dancing and then doing a backflip.

It accidentally fired when Bishop went to pick it up. Bishop then put the gun back in his trousers and walked away with his hands up.

Police said a patron was struck in the lower leg and was taken to a hospital. The agent was taken to police headquarters and later released to a supervisor with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The incident happened at about 12:45 a.m. on June 2 at the Mile High Spirits bar.

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Sanders said the field office would fully cooperate with Denver police and prosecutors "as this matter proceeds through the judicial process". This agent also said that if there are aggravating circumstances to the accidental discharge, the discipline could be more severe, up to termination.

Multiple sources told 9Wants to Know that Bishop is not assigned to the Denver office and works out of Washington D.C.

The FBI declined comment on the matter Tuesday "in order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation", Denver FBI spokeswoman Amy Sanders said.

The injured 24-year-old appeared on Good Morning America, when he told reporters it he didn't realise he'd been shot until he saw blood running down his leg.

Denver police spokesman Doug Schepman said in an email that once the investigation into the shooting is complete, the department will review the actions of its officers. "Then I looked down at my leg and see some brown residue".

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