An Internal Revenue Service criminal investigations special agent shot and wounded one person during an apparent robbery attempt in San Francisco’s Bayview District overnight, police and an IRS spokeswoman said. The shooting happened at about midnight in the 100 block of Marlin Court, police spokesman Sgt. Troy Dangerfield said. Dangerfield said two suspects approached the agent and attempted a robbery. At some point the agent fired a gun at the suspects, hitting one in the torso, Dangerfield said. The wounded suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. Police detained a second person at the scene but Dangerfield said that person has not yet been arrested. IRS spokeswoman Special Agent Arlette Lee said the agent involved
in the shooting was on duty at the time. Police had initially said the agent was off-duty. She said IRS criminal investigation agents generally focus on financial crimes including money laundering and Ponzi schemes, but said she could not discuss the case this agent was investigating. She said agents are on call 24 hours. “It is not unusual for IRS agents to be out at different times of
the morning or evening,” Lee said. Lee said IRS special agents carry firearms but could not immediately confirm that the agent involved in the shooting had fired a service weapon.