Dancing FBI agent accused of shooting man at Denver bar appears in court, posts bond

DENVER – The dancing FBI agent accused of shooting a man at a Denver bar will be allowed to travel back to Washington D.C. after he posted bond and made his first appearance Wednesday on a felony assault charge.

The hearing for Chase Bishop, 29, lasted less than 10 minutes. The judge told Bishop to stay at least 100 yards away from 24-year-old Tom Reddington, the man who was shot in the bar June 2 after Bishop dropped his gun while performing a backflip. Bishop was ordered to have zero contact with Reddington as well.

He was charged Tuesday with second-degree assault, a fourth-degree felony.

Bishop posted a $1,000 bond Tuesday night and will be able to go back to the nation’s capital, where he lives and works.

Wearing a dark blue suit in court, Bishop did not speak during the brief proceeding, nor did his attorney, David Goddard, enter a plea on his behalf. When he was asked as he was leaving the courtroom if he felt he owed Reddington an apology, he didn’t respond.

Bishop is next due in court July 10.

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