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Deadly Kansas 'Swatting' Suspect Charged With Manslaughter

Deadly Kansas 'Swatting' Suspect Charged With Manslaughter

For those unaware, "swatting" is when someone calls in a false police report that results in SWAT swarming in for an arrest, and Barriss has already faced prison time once before back in 2016.

A 25-year-old Los Angeles man has been released to Kansas authorities to face a felony allegation that he made a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Wichita resident. The Sedgwick County Jail shows he's booked on a warrant for involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer. Barriss will appear in court on Friday to be read his charges. Instead, Andrew Finch, 28, opened his front door when he saw police lights outside and didn't know why.

An officer discharged his weapon after Finch reached for his waistband, Deputy Chief Troy Livingston of the Wichita Police Department said during a news conference on Friday. Barriss, who has previously faced charges of making fake bomb threats, was arrested in California on December 29 and extradited to Kansas yesterday.

Barriss has also been linked to swatting incidents in IL and New Hampshire, according to court records.

Glendale police believe he was involved in at least two dozen other swatting and hoax calls around Southern California.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett told reporters following the brief hearing that he is still reviewing whether any charges will be filed against the police officer, and once he makes a determination that decision would be made public. "He doesn't play video games", Finch said.

Police say a man called 911 on December 22 claiming he had shot his father and was holding his mom and younger brother hostage.

Barriss waived extradition to Kansas last week. Calgary police have charged him with mischief and fraud charges after a swatting phone call led the local police to the home of an unnamed woman.

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