FBI Agent Charged with Felony Assault After Accidentally Firing Gun In Nightclub
Earlier this month, an unknown FBI agent was dancing at a bar in Denver when he performed a backflip which subsequently dislodged his concealed firearm from his holster; in attempting to pick up the weapon, it misfired and hit another patron in the leg. The injury was “serious, but not life-threatening.” That patron is now offered complimentary drinks for life.
The FBI agent has now been identified as 26-year-old Chase Bishop. Bishop turned himself into police today as he was charged with second-degree assault, prosecutors said.
Bishop was taken to Denver police headquarters following the misfire on June 3, but was eventually released to his FBI supervisor.
According to Reuters, Bishop is due in court for an advisement hearing on Wednesday. He faces a maximum 12 years in prison if convicted of the felony offense.
WATCH: A person was shot in the leg by accident when an off-duty FBI agent’s gun got dislodged and fell to the floor while he was doing a backflip at a nightclub downtown, Denver Police said in a release.
Posted by 9NEWS (KUSA) on Saturday, June 2, 2018
Steve Wilkos, Former Jerry Springer Bodyguard, Charged With DUI
Steve Wilkos, the daytime television talk show who is also known for appearing as Jerry Springer's bodyguard on his syndicated program, has recently been arrested and charged with a DUI. Wilkos was involved in an accident last month, which resulted in the TV personality's vehicle hitting multiple poles before eventually flipping over. At the time the incident, Wilkos sustained only minor injuries and no other human was injured or vehicle impacted by the crash.
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Wilkos had originally told TMZ that the accident occurred after he had taken his eyes f the road in order to find his glasses, which were reportedly strewn somewhere in the car. He denied being intoxicated, and solely blamed his reckless driving on his impaired vision.
However, an ongoing investigation into the crash, which happened in Darien, CT., revealed that Wilkos' blood alcohol level at the time the accident was .29 percent, which is well over the country's legal limit 0.08 percent. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued, with the talk show host turning himself in late last night. Wilkos was eventually charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive right, and was released shortly after posting a $1,500 bond.
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Speaking with TMZ, Wilkos admitted that he had initially lied when recounting how the incident took place, revealing "over the course my life, I have been struggling with bouts depression and on the day my accident, I had a complete lapse in judgment which resulted in me drinking and getting behind the wheel my car. This experience reinforces my commitment to get the pressional help that I need and I have recently completed an intensive medically supervised program."