Dec. 22 (UPI) — An FBI agent who accidentally shot a man while dancing at a Denver nightclub will face no jail time under the conditions of a plea agreement, Denver prosecutors said Friday.
Chase Bishop, 30, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault for the shooting. Under the terms, he was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation.
“We believe that this agreement strikes an appropriate balance of seeking justice for the victim and ensuring that this type of incident does not happen again,” Denver District Attorney Beth McCann said.
Bishop, who is based out of the FBI’s Washington field office, discharged his gun in June while picking it up after it fell out of its holster when he did a backflip. A bystander sustained a leg injury.