FBI agent who accidentally shot man pleads not guilty

FBI agent who accidentally shot man pleads not guilty
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denver Police Department shows Chase Bishop, an FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg while dancing at a Denver nightspot on June 12, 2018. Bishop pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault in the case on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, but a plea deal is still possible in the case. (Denver Police Department via AP, File)

DENVER (AP) — An FBI agent who accidentally shot a man in the leg while dancing at a Denver nightspot has pleaded not guilty but a plea deal is still possible.

Chase Bishop entered his plea to a second-degree assault charge Thursday, four months after it was disclosed that lawyers were trying to reach a plea deal.

His lawyer, David Goddard, told the judge there was no final determination yet so Bishop would like to plead not guilty. Another hearing was scheduled for Jan. 17 to determine whether there would be a plea deal or whether Bishop will go on trial over the June 2 shooting.

Video footage shows Bishop dancing before doing a backflip. The gun falls to the ground, and as Bishop picks it up, appears to go off.