FBI agent charged with second-degree assault for accidentally killing a man

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 19:42

An off-duty FBI agent has been charged with second-degree assault for accidentally killing a man with his gun while dancing in a Denver nightclub.

The agent, named by police as Chase Bishop, was performing a backflip in a nightclub when his gun fell out of his pocket and shot a bystander in the leg.

On Tuesday, Bishop handed himself into police and has been charged with second-degree assault.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a hearing.

"Additional charges may be filed based on the results of a pending blood alcohol content analysis," the Denver District Attorney's office said in a statement on Tuesday.

An FBI spokeswoman would not comment on the incident "in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation," the Associated Press news agency reported.