Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

LA Man Arrested In Deadly Swatting Call In Kansas

Call of Duty player's swatting prank results in deadly police shooting of Kansas man [Watch] Call of Duty swatter involved in police shooting gets interviewed and arrested
Kristopher Love | 02 January, 2018, 18:02

According to Lightfoot, on October 15, 2015, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office where police were asking the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office to file charges against Barriss that included two felony counts of false report of bomb to agency or business, one felony count of criminal threats and one misdemeanor count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime was filed on Barriss.

Barriss was arrested with the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but we don't know what charges he will face yet.

A 20-year-old Maryland man was shot in the face with rubber bullets by police in 2015 after a fake hostage situation was reported at his home.

Thursday's incident began around 6:18 p.m.

In audio of the emergency call played by police Friday, a man said he shot his father in the head and that he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint.

"I hope they charged him with something substantial".

The caller says it was "an accident" and adds: 'I'm just pointing the gun at them, making sure that they stay in the closet, my mom and my little brother'. Armed officers in 2016 responded to an anonymous call claiming an active shooter was at Ms Clark's home. Police sent a SWAT team to the house Thursday night, when the deadly shooting happened.

The police and FBI are investigating whether an argument between two players of the online game Call of Duty may have lead to the death of an unarmed man in Kansas on Thursday.

"Swatting" is a hoax tactic used to get special police units to respond to alleged hostage situations. No one else was wounded in the home.

Wichita PD said that's why their officer took fire.

Finch had no weapon on him at the time he was shot.

No one else was injured during the incident, police said.

Police have not yet released the identity of the man killed in the incident.

His mother, Lisa Finch, told reporters "that cop murdered my son over a false report in the first place". Livingston said Finch was unarmed.

After the shooting, a short video Davis took on her cellphone shows officers running to the porch where Finch lay. She said her granddaughter was forced to step over her dying uncle and that no guns were found in the home. The video ends with a link to the GoFundMe set up by Andrew Finch's family to cover funeral expenses.

"Everyone is freaking out about it because we've never seen anything this bad about it until now", said Harris.

'That was the information we were working off of, ' Deputy Wichita Police Chief Troy Livingston told to the Wichita Eagle.

"Last evening's officer-involved shooting is a tragic and senseless act", Livingston said at the press conference Friday. "The incident is a nightmare for everyone involved including the family and our police department". SWAuTistic also provided a reason why he was willing to make random threatening calls on behalf of aggrieved online gamers: "Bomb threats are more fun and cooler than swats in my opinion and I should have just stuck to that. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as well as with the officer".