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Arizona IRS agent indicted for shooting fellow Agent Dead in Phoenix

Arizona IRS agent indicted for shooting fellow Agent Dead in Phoenix

An IRS special agent in the Phoenix area has been indicted by the United States Attorney’s Office for his involvement in a shooting that resulted in the death of another IRS special agent.

A federal grand jury accused 42-year-old Larry Edward Brown of involuntary manslaughter of a United States officer, as stated on Mar. 1.

Investigators report that the event occurred on August 17, 2023, at a weapon range situated within the Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix. Patrick Bauer, the victim, was inside a structure referred to as the ‘Tower’ with Brown.

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Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office describe the building as a modest, one-room structure measuring roughly eight feet by nine feet. It is situated on the range where firearms instructors oversee and direct live-fire training. Bauer, a certified use of force teacher, was doing live-fire pistol qualifications on the day of the shooting.

A piece of the statement mentioned that Brown carelessly handled his pistol inside the Tower, causing a single gunshot to strike Special Agent Bauer in the torso. “Special Agent Bauer succumbed to a fatal gunshot wound despite the life-saving interventions of on-site agents, EMTs, and hospital personnel.”

Bauer, as to a statement from IRS Criminal Investigation officers on Aug. 18, 2023, is survived by his wife and four children.

Individuals convicted of involuntary manslaughter of a United States officer may face a maximum term of eight years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000, as per prosecutors.

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