News 13 june — 19:26

FBI agent Chase Bishop charged after backflip shooting

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An off-duty FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while dancing in a Denver nightclub has been charged with second-degree assault, BBC reports.

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.

Mr Bishop handed himself in to police on Tuesday 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.

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