Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who dropped, fired gun while dancing charged with assault

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"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", Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said in a statement.

Chase Bishop, 29, whose gun went flying out of his holster at Mile High Spirits bar in Denver, was charged with second-degree assault, according to The Denver Post.

Denver officials said additional charges were possible pending the results of a blood-alcohol-content analysis, which could take another week.

The Denver Police Department responded to Mile High Spirits Distillery at 2201 Lawrence St. on the morning of June 2.

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A video of the incident captured by another bar patron, and spread widely online, showed Bishop break dancing, then performing a backflip. As he grabs the gun, it can be seen firing.

Authorities did not initially identify the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent because he was not arrested at the time, Denver police community resource officer Marika Putnam said.

It accidentally fired when Bishop went to pick it up.

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

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Our reporting partner, 9News in Denver, said that multiple sources told them that Bishop works out of Washington D.C. and is a decorated former Army captain who served in Afghanistan.

The man who was shot was identified as Thomas Reddington and he said in an interview that he was able to laugh at the situation.

"I heard a loud bang and I thought some idiot set off a firecracker", Reddington said.

"Then I looked at my leg and see some brown residue". I'm still thinking it's a firework. "And that's when it clicked in my head, 'Oh, I've been shot'".

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