1. Poor judgement showing off like that while carrying.....I suspect he will be assigned to cleaning the broom closets and pissers if the FBI doesn't fire him first.
2. I wonder what kind of gun that was that accidentally discharged when picked up? Vids of the incident are at the link.
Dancing FBI agent accidentally shoots man inside Denver bar after gun that fell out of his waistband while doing back flip goes off
By Daniel Roth For Dailymail.com
Published: 23:35 EDT, 2 June 2018 | Updated: 04:14 EDT, 3 June 2018
A FBI agent accidentally shot a bar patron in Colorado on Saturday after his gun fell out of his waistband while doing a back flip, and went off when he picked it back up
Denver police said they responded to a shooting at the the Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar around 12.45am.
Paramedics were called to the scene and took the man with a gunshot wound to his leg to the hospital.
Video of the incident captured by an eyewitness was later uploaded to the Internet.
The clip shows the FBI agent busting a move at the bar in front of a crowd.
About 10 seconds into film, the agent can be seen doing a backflip during which a gun falls out of the back of his waistband, according Fox affiliate KDVR 13.
As he goes to retrieve the weapon, the gun goes off leaving onlookers shocked and mortified.
'It appears an off-duty... FBI agent was dancing at a night club when his firearm became dislodged from its waistband holster and fell onto the floor,' a statement from Denver police said.
'When the agent retrieved his handgun an unintended discharge occurred, another patron was struck by a bullet in the lower leg,' the statement added.
The FBI agent can then be seen nonchalantly walking off the dance floor, appearing not to be too concerned that his weapon just discharged inside a crowded bar.
The woman who captured the incident on her phone, identified only as Julie, told KDVR that she could hardly believe what she was witnessing.
'Everyone was kind of shocked after it happened because [the agent] kind of put his gun back away and then he walked away,' Julie said.
No one really knew what was going on... I honestly just wanted to make sure that my friends… [that] I knew where they were,' she added.
The agent was taken to Denver Police Headquarters and released into the custody of a FBI supervisor.
The Denver District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case and will determine if charges will be brought up against the agent.
The dumb ass Officer is being charged. Luckily in that case no one got shot. I think he was carrying in his pocket.
Charge filed against Flint cop for firing gun at wrestling tournament
Updated May 30; Posted May 30 By Dominic Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOWLERVILLE, MI -- A misdemeanor charge has been authorized against a Flint police officer who fired his sidearm during a wrestling tournament at a high school in Livingston County, according to the county prosecutor.
One count of careless discharge of a firearm causing damage to property over $50 was authorized May 22 against the officer, according to Livingston County Prosecutor William Vailliencourt.
MLive-The Flint Journal is not identifying the police officer because he has not been arraigned on the charge.
Vailliencourt said the man will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. on June 7 in Livingston District Court.
He faces up to a year in jail or a $500 if convicted of the misdemeanor.
Vailliencourt would not discuss specific details of the case.
The May 5 wrestling tournament at Fowlerville High School featured children in elementary, middle and high school.
After the gun was fired into the floor, there was a panic and hundreds of people fled the gym and school into the nearby parking lot and adjacent fields.
One man injured his ankle when he tripped and was ran over as people fled the school.
The tournament resumed less than an hour after the gun went off.
Livingston County sheriff's deputies later retrieved the bullet from the gym floor near the bleachers.
I'm not sure that's what happened but I'm taking an educated guess from what I've heard.
Right now, some tech is trying to see if there is any way to make it go bang without pulling the trigger. If it is striker fired, that's a pretty easy task. If not, that's more work.
I had that issue in a potential lawsuit years ago. But we could not get it to fire without pulling the trigger after a week of trying everything we could think of.
spike, Massachusetts goes for every antu-gun law they can find. I lived there and had a concealed carry permit when that law was started. It's original form required ridiculous drop test. I don't remember the exact specs but it was something like 30 drops from 3 feet high onto a cement floor for EACH pistol!
Of course the state gun associations pounded that version into dust but could not stop the state legislators from doing what you have now.
I'll go out on a limb and say this mishap will be incorporated into the FBI Academy and FLETC training modules.
You can do it, but not like an idiot would....
Most people have less training than this FBI agent probably has had and he managed to shoot a guy in the leg picking his gun up. That said, it's a giant advantage to carry condition 1 or 0 if you need to defend yourself and with training, common sense and presence of mind, it is very safe.
The Glock is always a lighter trigger pull. We've had a few accidental discharges with the Glock.
That being said...... I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that alcohol was a factor in this incident. If it was and he looses his job because of it... then it's on him. He's lucky he didn't kill someone.
Operator error 100%.
Backflipping FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot Man Charged With Assault [HuffPost] Ryan Grenoble ,HuffPost•June 12, 2018
The backflipping FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg at a Denver bar earlier this month was arrested Tuesday and faces charges of second-degree assault, according to Denver Sheriff Department records.
A spokesman for the Denver District Attorney’s office told HuffPost 29-year-old Chase Bishop turned himself in Tuesday morning. Bishop could face additional charges based on the results of a pending blood alcohol content 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,” Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said in an emailed statement. “If an additional charge needs to be filed after further evidence is received, we can file those charges then.”
Bishop gained national notoriety after video of his backflip on a dance floor in the early hours of June 2 went viral. The video shows Bishop’s handgun falling to the floor mid-flip, then discharging into the surrounding crowd with a loud pop when he reaches to recover it.
The agent then immediately tucks the firearm into his waistband and walks away.
This @FBI agent was dancing at a Denver bar on Saturday night. Did a back flip, gun falls. He picks it up and a round is fired, hitting a man (he’ll be ok.) @DenverPolice investigating. #9Newspic.twitter.com/MwV1WpNzAQ — Ryan Haarer (@RyanHaarer) June 3, 2018
Bishop works out of the FBI’s Washington, D.C., office, according to 9News. The agent was on vacation at the time of the incident and not on duty.
The bullet Bishop fired ended up striking the leg of 24-year-old Tom Reddington, a fellow patron of Mile High Spirits who was seated at a picnic table nearby.
“I heard a loud bang and I thought some idiot set off a firecracker,” Reddington told ABC News. “Then I looked down at my leg and see some brown residue... 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.’”
A bystander fashioned a tourniquet out of a belt to help staunch the bleeding until paramedics arrived. Reddington was transported to a local hospital and is expected to recover fully.A costly dance......
Beth McCann, the Denver district attorney, is as anti-gun as it gets. She ran through that stupid magazine ban, a horrible protection order bill and a gun storage bill a few years ago, and all were terrible. That FBI agent is in deep trouble, with a front page case like this.