The Latest: FBI agent calls club shooting ‘tragic’ event
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on an off-duty FBI agent who is charged with an accidental shooting at a Denver bar (all times local):
An attorney representing the off-duty FBI agent charged with assault after an accidental shooting at a Denver bar says his client would like to meet with the man who was wounded.
David Goddard, an attorney for Chase Bishop, called the shooting “an incredibly tragic event” in a statement released Wednesday. Goddard also said that Bishop and his family are praying that the injured man has a “full and speedy recovery.”
Bishop appeared in court earlier in the day, after turning himself in Tuesday on a second-degree assault charge.
Police have said Bishop was dancing at a bar on June 2 and his gun fell from his waistband holster as he did a backflip. The firearm went off when he picked it up. The patron’s injury was described as serious but non-life-threatening.
An off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club and wounded another patron in the leg is allowed to travel while out on bond.
Chase Bishop appeared in court Wednesday, out of custody after turning himself in Tuesday on a second-degree assault charge. Jail records say Bishop posted bond and was released.
Attorney David Goddard asked that Bishop be allowed to travel because he lives and works in Washington, D.C. Prosecutors did not object.
Police have said Bishop was dancing at a bar on June 2 when a gun fell from his waistband holster. The firearm went off when he picked it up. The patron’s injury was described as serious but non-life-threatening.
Goddard declined further comment.