FBI agent charged in accidental shooting at Mile High Spirits gets his gun back

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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 weapon again.

A judge approved the change to Chase Bishop’s release conditions Tuesday.

During the short hearing, Bishop’s lawyer, David Goddard, said prosecutors had offered Bishop a plea deal but didn’t disclose details.

Goddard said that the FBI strongly encourages its agents to carry their guns when they’re not working. Prosecutors didn’t object so Judge Fran Simonet said Bishop could be armed both on and off duty.

Bishop, who lives in works and Washington, D.C., is charged with second-degree assault in the June 2 shooting, which was captured on video.

The man who was shot was treated and released from the hospital.

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