Deadly Kansas 'Swatting' Suspect Charged With Manslaughter

Deadly Kansas 'Swatting' Suspect Charged With Manslaughter

Tyler Barriss, 25, was arrested the afternoon of December 29 in Los Angeles in connection with the crime, and waived extradition to Kansas in a Los Angeles courtroom last week.

Barriss was released from the Los Angeles County Jail Thursday morning and was flown to Kansas.

A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

After being taken in by authorities, he was then extradited from California to Kansas in order to stand trial and has reportedly been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reporting a false alarm, and interference with a law enforcement officer.

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Barriss had been held in the Los Angeles County jail since he was arrested December 28 in Los Angeles. Barriss, who was allegedly given the address by one of the players and asked to "swat" the home, is suspected to have made the call, claiming to be the perpetrator of a homicide and hostage situation and giving police an address that he believed belonged to the other gamer. When Wichita police responded, a man, later identified as Andy Finch, 28, emerged from the front door and was fatally shot by an officer. Officers said Finch was ordered to raise his hands but moved them to his waist.

Neither Barriss nor Finch was involved in the disputed game, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. Barriss believed Finch's address to be that of a Call of Duty player that he was attempting to harass when another player commissioned him to do so.

Barriss also faces charges in Calgary, Canada, according to The Globe and Mail, as spotted by Rolling Stone. The Calgary resident said that she was targeted by Barriss due to her online persona.

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