IRS agent killed by fellow agent training accident at gun range identified

An IRS agent accidentally shot and killed a fellow agent at a Phoenix shooting range, sources tell Arizona's Family. (Source: Arizona's Family)
Published: Aug. 17, 2023 at 6:49 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2023 at 6:34 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

PHOENIX (KPHO/Gray News) - An agent with the IRS is dead after being accidentally shot by another agent during a training exercise Thursday at a federal gun range, according to officials.

On Friday, IRS officials identified the victim as 47-year-old Patrick Bauer, a longtime Arizona resident.

Arizona’s Family reports a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that an incident occurred at its gun range in the Phoenix area. The gun range was reportedly being utilized by multiple federal agencies at the time of the shooting through an interagency agreement.

A spokesperson said no Federal Bureau of Prisons employees were injured.

Charlotte M. Dennis with the Phoenix Field Office of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division confirmed the incident involving a special agent.

Officials say Bauer was taken to HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center, where he died.

“Our concern today is for the agent and their family,” she said in the written statement.

Bauer is survived by his wife and four kids. He was also a retired Master Sergeant in the Arizona Air National Guard.

“Our concern today is for the agent and their family,” she shared in a statement.