The off-duty FBI agent who lost control of his gun earlier this month while breakdancing and backflipping at a bar in Colorado is being charged, authorities announced Tuesday.
Agent Chase Bishop, 29, is is facing one count of assault in the second degree, a class 4 felony that carries with it a fine of up to $500,000 and a potential sentence of six years behind bars.
Video of the incident shows Bishop’s gun hitting the dance floor at the Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting bar in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
While retrieving the firearm, the agent discharges it sending the projectile into the leg of 24-year-old Tom Reddington.
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said in a press release that more charges may follow pending the results of a blood alcohol content (BAC) analysis.
“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,” said McCann.
“If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then,” she added.
Bishop turned himself over to Denver Police on Tuesday, June 12th. He was charged the same day.