Dancing FBI agent whose gun went off at Denver club faces assault charge

June 14, 2018 3:19 AM

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DENVER—An off-duty FBI agent charged with assault after an accidental shooting while dancing at a Denver bar would like to meet with the man who was injured and is praying for his recovery, the agent’s attorney said Wednesday.

Chase Bishop appeared in court Wednesday morning, 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, and Denver County Court Judge Andrea Eddy gave Bishop permission to travel.

Goddard called the shooting “an incredibly tragic event” in a written statement released Wednesday afternoon. Bishop and his family are praying that the injured man has a “full and speedy recovery,” Goddard said.

He referenced media interviews of the injured man saying he would like to talk with the agent, adding that Bishop also hopes they can have a private meeting “when appropriate.”

“While members of the local and national media have repeatedly expressed interest in speaking to Mr. Bishop, out of respect for the Denver Police Department and their investigation, we will refrain from further comment until the investigation into this incident is complete,” he said.

Source: thestar.com

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