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The Man Who Made The Deadly 'Swatting' Call Over A Gaming Feud Has Been Charged

The Man Who Made The Deadly 'Swatting' Call Over A Gaming Feud Has Been Charged
From Uproxx - January 13, 2018

Tyler Barriss has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, interference with law enforcement, and making a false alarm after his prank call led a Swat team to a house in Wichita Kansas where 28-year-old Andrew Finch was killed when he answered the door. According to reports, the 25-year-old Los Angeles man acted on behalf of a gamer who was feuding with another over a Call of Duty match. It escalated, and one dared the other to Swat him. An incorrect address was given, and an innocent man ended up dead.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Barriss has been extradited to Kansas City, where his bail has been set at $500,000. Engadget is reporting that hes also facing charges in Canada over another Swatting incident, and faces up to 36 months in prison and a $300,000 fine for the involuntary manslaughter charge. His hearing is set for January 25th and other potential suspects have been reportedly identified.

In an interview given days after the incident, Barriss maintained a pedantic position, saying that he was only partially responsible for Finchs death because he was not a Swat team member and didnt fire a weapon.

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