Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who shot club patron while breakdancing charged with assault

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An FBI agent has been charged with second-degree assault after he was accused of accidentally firing a gun that fell while he was dancing in a bar.

The injured man, 24-year-old Tom Reddington, suffered a "serious, but not life-threatening" gunshot wound to his lower leg, McCann said.

Chase Bishop, who is based in the bureau's Washington Field Office, has been booked into jail but has not been formally charged by the Denver district attorney, the office tweeted Tuesday. The DA cautioned additional charges could be filed once a pending blood alcohol content test on Bishop is completed.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, cellphone footage allegedly shows the agent's gun fire when he attempts to pick it up after it falls from his trousers on the dance floor.

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Bishop turned himself in to the Denver Sheriff's Department on Tuesday morning after a warrant was issued for his arrest, according to Denver police.

He could then be seen casually picking up the gun, raising his hands and walking out of the frame.

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

He is being held in Downtown Detention Center in Denver.

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The FBI declined to comment on the case "in order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation".

Bishop pounced on the weapon but accidentally squeezed off a single round.

Video of the incident shows the gun falling from Bishop's waistband holder as he's dancing and doing a back-flip.

Reddington told ABC News last week that he thought someone was setting off a firecracker before realizing he had been shot. I'm still thinking it's a firework. all of a sudden from the knee down my leg became completely red. "And that's when it clicked in my head, 'Oh, I've been shot'".

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Reddington is expected to fully recover, his lawyer has said.

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