An off-duty FBI agent thought he was being cute when he was filmed dancing and doing a backflip during a dance contest at a Denver bar.
But the agent had a gun on him and when he twirled upside down, the gun became dislodged from its waistband holster, and hit the ground.
Just as Bishop tried to recover the pistol, a round fired that sent a bullet into the crowd, and into the leg of an onlooker.
And now that agent–Chase Bishop–has been charged with second degree assault in Denver, according to reports.
Additional charges could also be filed after an analysis of Bishop’s blood alcohol content are finished, according to statement issued to media by the Denver DA.
“We are filing this charge now rather than waiting until the BAC report is received, which we understand could take another week,” District Attorney Beth McCann said. “If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then.”
Bishop was cut loose on $1000 bail and allowed to return to Washngton, where he is assigned.
The video showing a backflipping Bishop went viral.
Perhaps fearing litigation, the Denver bar where the supposed dance contest was taking place–which denied knowing Bishop had a firearm in a holster in his waistband–said the wounded club-goer was welcome to free drinks for life.