Call of Duty Swatting Incident Ends In Death Of Unrelated Person

Call of Duty Swatting Incident Ends In Death Of Unrelated Person

Barriss allegedly called Wichita police on December 28 and said he shot his father and was holding his mother and brother hostage.

A 25-year-old man wanted in Kansas for allegedly making a hoax 911 call that led to the killing of an unarmed man by police has waived extradition proceedings in California. "I'm just pointing the gun at them, making sure they stay in the closet, my mom and my little brother", he says. Wichita authorities say the man was shot when he lowered his hands toward his waistband.

The officer who opened fire "should be held liable and held accountable for the unjustified shooting of Andrew Finch", the family's attorney Andrew M. Stroth told CNN on Tuesday.

Prosecutors filed a "fugitive from justice warrant" Wednesday, aimed at sending Barriss to Kansas to face charges in Finch's death. "Barris served time after being charged by state authorities in Los Angeles for making threats and was released earlier this year", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement, but did not directly link the sentence to the KABC bomb threat.

The Glendale Police Department in Los Angeles County confirmed to ABC News that Barriss made about 20 calls to universities and media outlets throughout the country around the time he was arrested for a bomb threat to ABC station KABC in Los Angeles in 2015.

Lisa Finch told the Eagle that her son did not play video games. Barriss, allegedly a third party, then called in the hostage situation to police.

She recounted how police forced her, her roommate and granddaughter to step over her son's body and out of the home into the cold where they were all handcuffed and questioned.

Following the standard operating procedure for police shootings in the United States, the officer who killed Finch has been placed on paid administrative leave until a whitewash investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is completed. Finch was killed shortly after police arrived on the scene.

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"It goes without saying that our family is devastated by what has happened", she wrote.

"A male [Finch] came to the front door", Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston said during a press briefing on Friday.

"I hope they charged him with something substantial".

The Kansas police are now holding an investigation into Andrew's death, though Lisa is distressed by the police's handling of the situation.

"The irresponsible actions of a prankster put people's lives at risk", he said. Livingston did not name that officer but said he's a seven-year veteran of the department.

The official said it wasn't clear if Barriss was involved in the dispute or if he had been recruited to make the false call. Local law enforcement says this community is not immune from such calls or tragic consequences.

The swatting incident has struck home for gamers since it affects them directly, Winningham said.

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