- An IRS agent was shot and killed during a firearms training exercise in Phoenix.
- The incident took place at the Phoenix federal prison’s firing range, a common training ground for federal agents.
- The FBI is conducting a comprehensive investigation, and findings will be submitted to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona.
A firearms training session took a tragic turn on Friday as an IRS agent lost his life during an exercise in Phoenix. The FBI has confirmed the unfortunate incident.
The incident unfolded at the firing range situated within the Phoenix federal prison’s premises.
Serving as a pivotal training site for various federal agents in the region, the area was hosting IRS agents for their “routine training” when the tragedy occurred, according to the FBI.
As the investigation is still ongoing, specific details surrounding the incident remain undisclosed.
The FBI’s Phoenix office has highlighted the importance of preserving the investigation’s integrity and thus has refrained from revealing any more details at this juncture.
In their statement, they mentioned, “To preserve the integrity and capabilities of the investigation, details of the ongoing process will not be released. Findings of the FBI investigation will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Arizona for review.”
Reiterating their commitment to a rigorous investigative process, the bureau added, “The FBI’s investigation will be methodical and thorough to address every element of the incident.”
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