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FBI agent charged in shooting while dancing gets gun back


Added 07-11-18 12:25:02am EST - “An FBI agent accused of accidentally dropping and firing his gun while dancing at a Denver nightspot, hitting a bystander in the leg, can carry his work weapon again as he considers a possible plea deal.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “FBI agent charged in shooting while dancing gets gun back - NY Daily News”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DENVER — An FBI agent accused of accidentally dropping and firing his gun while dancing at a Denver nightspot, hitting a bystander in the leg, can carry his work weapon again as he considers a possible plea deal.

A judge allowed the change to Chase Bishop's conditions for release from jail during a short court hearing Tuesday.

Bishop's lawyer, David Goddard, told Judge Fran Simonet that the FBI strongly encourages its agents to carry the service weapons when they are not working. Prosecutors did not object, so Simonet said Bishop could be armed both on and off duty.

The hearing was scheduled for prosecutors to lay out the evidence against Bishop, but that was delayed after Goddard said prosecutors had offered a plea deal and Bishop needed time to consider it. He did not provide any details.

A spokesman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, Ken Lane, confirmed an offer but said he could only provide details if it was accepted.

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