California man charged in Kansas for fatal 'swatting' call

25 appears in court for his extradition hearing in Los Angeles California

25 appears in court for his extradition hearing in Los Angeles California

Barriss is now being held on a $500,000 bond.

The suspect in the "swatting" incident that led to the shooting death of a Wichita, Kansas man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to arrest records, via The Wichita Eagle.

The address was actually the home of Andrew Finch, who opened his front door when he saw that police were outside. Elements of involuntary manslaughter include the death of a person due to reckless actions by the person charged.

Tyler Raj Barriss appears for an extradition hearing in downtown Los Angeles on January 3, 2018.

Barris placed a report of a murder and hostage situation with the Wichita police following a dispute between two Call of Duty players over a lost match.

The man accused of making the "swatting" call that ended in Wichita police shooting and killing an unarmed man last month was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter Thursday afternoon. Wichita police say he was given commands to keep his hands raised, but he reached toward his waistline multiple times, police have said.


Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett is also considering filing charges against the officer who shot and killed Finch-who has yet to be identified.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The Calgary Police Service says it has charged Tyler Raj Barriss with public mischief, mischief and fraud. But Siegenthaler said victims are often random and pranksters have even been known to target movie stars. "I will tell you that the detectives have done an outstanding job overnight following up leads and looking at different social media".

"We have to take these calls seriously and we have to take them at face value based on the information that we receive". For that reason, the investigation remains ongoing and the charges against Barriss could be modified.

"We woke this morning to disgusting news about an innocent man losing his life", UMG vice president Shannon Gerritzen said in a December 29 email to AP.

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