Suspect in fatal Call of Duty 'swatting' incident charged with manslaughter

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According to police, a Kansas City man may have been the victim of a swatting incident resulting from an argument while playing Call of Duty.

Barriss is wanted in Kansas for placing a "swatting" call that led to the deadly shooting of 28-year-old Andrew Finch. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

As of writing, the length of his sentence is still unknown and will re-appear in court on January 25th. His bond has been set to $500,000 for involuntary manslaughter.

More information on the charges can be found on the official Wichita Eagle website.

Calgary police said Tuesday they have charged Tyler Raj Barriss, 25, of Los Angeles, with mischief and fraud charges following the incident on December 22 that saw officers along with police dogs surround the unnamed woman's apartment.


Wichita police responded to that call and confronted Andrew Finch, 28.

Barriss had a reputation for helping people gain revenge against online enemies and gaming opponents through swatting - placing a hoax phone call about a risky situation in order to trigger a massive police response at an address to frighten its occupants. The officer who shot Finch has been placed on administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

Barriss also faces charges in Calgary, Canada, according to The Globe and Mail, as spotted by Rolling Stone. Finch was not armed. That player then reportedly gave the address to Barriss, who was known in the community for swatting - making false police reports in order to get officers to show up at an adversary's house.

Bennett could not immediately say why Finch's address became the target of the hoax call.

The caller who phoned Wichita police said in a relatively calm voice that he had shot his father in the head and was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint, according to the 911 recording. Police revealed few other details but said investigators identified a suspect who had made contact online with the woman earlier that day and that she was targeted because of her "online persona".

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