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Charges Filed Against San Francisco IRS Agent Robbery Suspect

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Federal prosecutors have filed charges against one of two suspects shot by an Internal Revenue Service agent when they allegedly tried to rob her in San Francisco.

Court records show that 20-year-old Michael Higginbotham was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco with assault on a federal officer and a gun violation. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Investigators say the IRS agent, 36-year-old Dena Crowe, was putting things into her car outside her home in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood when she was confronted by a teen demanding money and Higginbotham pointing a shotgun at her.

Authorities say Crowe identified herself as an agent and fired her .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun at the suspects, who then fled on foot.

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