DENVER (CBS4)– The FBI agent who was dancing when a gun fell out of his pants over the weekend at a nightclub in Denver, firing and striking a man in the leg, has been identified.

The FBI agent has been identified as Chase Bishop assigned to the Washington, DC bureau. He was in Denver on a personal trip.

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The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. Saturday inside Mile High Spirits Tasting Room on Lawrence Street and 22nd Avenue.

Police say Bishop’s firearm fell from his waistband holster and when he picked up the gun, it discharged, striking one person in the leg.

CBS4’s Brian Maass was the first to break this story.

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The attorney for the victim says he was hurt badly with damage to his anterior tibial artery.

Bishop’s father spoke with CBS This Morning saying his son does a lot of good work for the FBI, and people don’t know they need them until it’s too late.

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Bishop was taken to the Denver Police Department headquarters and later released to an FBI supervisor. Possible charges are pending lab results to determine whether alcohol was a factor, along with forensic evidence.

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The FBI is conducting an internal investigation into the incident and the options include termination, suspension or reprimand.

Police are asking for those who saw the shooting or were at the nightclub when the gun went off to call the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000.

Denver police will present their findings to the district attorney, who will determine what charges will be filed.


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