CA: Gamer charged in “swatting call” that ended in police shooting; actual killer still at large

Source: Wichita Eagle

“The man accused of making a false report to Wichita police that ended in an officer fatally shooting a 28-year-old man was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reporting a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer in his first court appearance in Wichita. His bond was set at $500,000. … Tyler Barriss, 25, was arrested in South Los Angeles on Dec. 29, less than 24 hours after he allegedly called Wichita police claiming there was a homicide and hostage situation at 1033 W. McCormick. Barriss was in Los Angeles when the call was made, and a man inside the home — identified by his family as Andrew Finch — opened his door to see why police were outside and was shot by an officer who was in a driveway across the street.” (01/12/18)

  • JdL

    It is infuriating that cops murder innocents and almost never get held to account for it. They’re like little demigods, sacred representatives of sacred government.

    Of course the guy who made the phone call is guilty of a crime, but the actual murderer is, as you say, still walking free.