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A SWATTING death has occured
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As described the First death in this action has occurred

SWATTING

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This article is about the act of fraudulently calling emergency services to another person's address. For the killing of houseflies, see Flyswatter. For other uses, see Swat (disambiguation).
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An FBI SWAT team during training. In the U.S., many local police forces [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militarization_of_police]have access to extensive military-style equipment.[1][2]

Swatting is the act of deceiving an emergency service (via such means as hoaxing an emergency services dispatcher) into sending a police and 9-1-1 emergency service response team to another person's address, based on the false reporting of a serious law enforcementemergency, such as a bomb threat, murder, hostage-taking or other alleged incident. The term derives from SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics), a specialized type of police unit in the United States and many other countries carrying military-style equipment such as door breaching weapons, submachine guns and assault rifles.

Swatting has been associated with online harassment campaigns, and episodes ranging from small events to large incidents, from a single fabricated police report meant to discredit an individual as a prank or personal vendetta[3] to the deployment of bomb squads, heavily armed SWAT units and other police units and the concurrent evacuations of schools and businesses.

Swatting has been described as terrorism due to its potential to cause disruption, wasting resources and time of emergency services, divert attention from real emergencies and possibly cause a risk of injuries and psychological harm to the persons targeted and for the first responders. It also causes money and tax dollars to be wasted by the city or county when responding to a false report of a serious law enforcement emergency.[4][5] Swatting is linked to the action of doxing, which is obtaining and broadcasting, often via the Internet, the address and details of an individual with an intent to harass or endanger them.[6] Making false reports to emergency services is a criminal offence in many countries, punishable by fines and imprisonment.[7]

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Origins[edit]
Swatting has origins in prank calls to emergency services. Over the years, callers used increasingly sophisticated techniques to direct response units of particular types. In particular, attempts to have SWAT teams be dispatched to particular locations spawned the term 'swatting'. The term was used by the FBI as early as 2008,[8] and has also entered into Oxford Dictionaries Online in 2015.[9]

Techniques[edit]
Caller ID spoofingsocial engineeringTTYprank calls and phone phreaking techniques may be variously combined by swatting perpetrators. 9-1-1 systems (including computer telephony systems and human operators) have been tricked by calls placed from cities hundreds of miles away from the location of the purported call, or even from other countries.[10] The caller typically places a 9-1-1 call using a spoofed phone number (so as to hide the fraudulent caller's real location) with the goal of tricking emergency authorities into responding with a SWAT team to a fabricated emergency.

Laws[edit]
  • United States – It can be prosecuted through federal criminal statutes.
    • "Conspiracy to retaliate against a witness, victim or informant".[11][12]
    • "Conspiracy to commit access device fraud and unauthorized access of a protected computer".[11][13]
    • An accomplice may be found guilty of "conspiring to obstruct justice".[14][15]
    • In the State of California pranksters bear the "full cost" of the response which can range up to $10,000.[16]

  • Canada
    • Uttering death threats.[17]
    • Conveying false information with intent to alarm, public mischief.[17]
    • Mischief to property.[17]
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Injuries or deaths due to swatting[edit]
On January 15, 2015, in Sentinel, OklahomaWashita County dispatchers received 911 calls from someone who identified himself as Dallas Horton and told dispatchers he had placed a bomb in a local preschool. Washita County Sheriff's Deputies and Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross made forced entry into Horton's residence. Ross, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was shot several times by Horton. Further investigation revealed that the calls did not originate from the home and led Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigationagents to believe Horton was unaware that it was law enforcement officers making entry. James Edward Holly confessed to investigators that he made the calls with two "nonfunctioning" phones because he was angry with Horton.[18] Ross, who was shot multiple times in the chest and arm, was injured, but was treated for his injuries and released from a local hospital.[19]


On December 28, 2017, Wichita police officers killed a man named Andrew Finch at his Kansas home in a reported swatting prank. Based on a series of screenshotted Twitter posts, the Wichita Eagle suggests that Finch was the unintended victim of the prank after two Call of Duty players got into a heated argument about a USD 1.50 bet. On December 29, 2017, LAPD Arrested 25-year-old serial-swatter Tyler Raj Barriss, known online as “Swautistic” and “GoredTutor36,” in connection with the incident.[20][21][22][23]


Other notable cases[edit]
In 2009, a blind phreakerMatthew Weigman, was caught with the help of a Verizon fraud investigator named Billy Smith. He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy including "involvement in a swatting conspiracy" and attempting to retaliate against a witness.[24] He was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.[25]


In 2011, California State Senator Ted Lieu, the author of a bill to increase penalties for those who engage in "swatting," was himself a swatting victim.[26]

In 2012, CNN interviewed political commentator Erick Erickson to discuss an incident in which he had been the victim of swatting. A caller to 911 gave Erickson's address as his own and claimed:

Quote:I just shot my wife, so.... I don't think I could come down there.... She's dead, now.... I'm looking at her.... I'm going to shoot someone else, soon.
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The incident prompted Florida's 24th congressional district Representative Sandy Adams to push for a Justice Department investigation.[28]
In 2013, a number of U.S. celebrities became the victims of swatting, including Sean Combs.[29] In the past, there have been swatting incidents at the homes of Ashton KutcherTom CruiseChris BrownMiley CyrusTaylor SwiftIggy AzaleaJason DeruloSnoop DoggJustin Bieber and Clint Eastwood.[16]

In May 2014, a 16-year-old in OttawaOntarioCanada, was arrested for having made thirty fraudulent emergency calls across North America,[30] leading to sixty charges "including uttering death threats, conveying false information with intent to alarm, public mischief and mischief to property".[17] He had targeted a noted security expert, Brian Krebs.[31]

On August 27, 2014, YouTube user Jordan Mathewson, known online as Kootra, live streamed a game of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Twitch. A viewer called 911 claiming that there was a shooting in the building with hostages. A SWAT team raided the office out of which Mathewson's gaming company, The Creatures LLC, was operating. Mathewson was thrown to the ground and searched as officers searched the room. The events were broadcast live on the internet, until law enforcement set the camera lens-down on Mathewson's desk.[32] Videos of the swatting went viral, gaining over four million views on YouTube and being reported on news programs all over the world.

On September 11, 2014, Bukkit programmer Wesley "Wolvereness" Wolfe was the victim of a swatting incident. An unidentified Skype caller told police that Wolfe had shot his parents and was on a killing spree. Wolfe believed he was targeted in retaliation to his issuing of a DMCA takedown of CraftBukkit from the Bukkit repository.[33][34]

On November 6, 2014, the home of an unnamed executive with Bungie, a developer of the Halo and Destiny franchises, was raided by local police after a call, purported to be from someone inside the house, said that there was a hostage situation at the residence.[35] The caller had demanded a ransom of $20,000 and claimed they had planted explosives in the yard.[35] After 45 minutes, police determined the call originated from a computer and not from the residence; they further stated that the perpetrator of the hoax could face a fine and one year in jail if apprehended.[35]

On December 5, 2014, police in CoquitlamBritish Columbia arrested a teenager using the pseudonym 'Obnoxious' who had committed at least 40 attempted and successful acts of swatting in several countries. The teenager, who historically targeted women he disliked online, used social engineering techniques and Skype tracking tools to obtain address details of victims from companies including Cox Communications and VoIP calling to mask his real location. He went so far as to livestream his swatting calls. The youth pleaded guilty to 23 crimes. A New York Times article on the case criticized Twitch for failing to block the user and his associates from the site.[36][37][38][39]

On January 3, 2015, twenty Portland, Oregon, police officers were sent to the former home of Grace Lynn, a transgender woman. She stated that this was the culmination of months of online harassment from Gamergate supporters after she withdrew her support for the movement.[40][41] The swatter, coming from Serbia, claimed to be not affiliated with GamerGate.[42] Lynn said that she was alerted to the incident because she had proactively checked for online harassment daily, and she had defused the situation by contacting police.[43]

In May 2015, Zachary Lee Morgenstern, 19, of Cypress, Texas, was arrested after he made a number of hoax bomb threats and "swatting" calls in Minnesota, Ohio, and Massachusetts, including for two schools in Marshall, Minnesota. The police obtained his IP address from Twitter and Google.[44] Morgenstern pleaded guilty to several federal crimes and in December 2015 was sentenced to 41 months in prison.[45]

In August 2015, the founder of the website Mumsnet was the target of a swatting, which resulted in the deployment of a London Metropolitan Police Service armed response unitattending her home address. The hoax was concurrent with a denial-of-service attack on the Mumsnet website and threats of a swatting attack.[46]

On January 31, 2016, at around 10pm, U.S. Representative Katherine Clark was swatted by an anonymous caller who claimed there was an active shooter in the home. Melrose Police responded to the home, and left after determining the call was a hoax. Rep. Clark had sponsored a bill called the 'Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015', aimed at increasing the penalties for swatting, as well as making swatting a federal crime. After the incident, she "said she had been very sympathetic to people who have been the victims of swatting before Sunday night but now fully understands what it’s like." She further stated that the swatting "will really cause me to double down." [47]

On April 28, 2017, Twitch user Paul Denino (pseudonym "Ice Poseidon") was live streaming before boarding an American Airlines flight. After the plane had landed, law enforcement showed up on the tarmac and removed Denino and one other person from the plane. An anonymous caller claimed that Denino had a bomb when he did not.[48]

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It is messed up because the idiot who did this gave an interview

He is in cali and it shows
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Kansas 'swatting' suspect arrested in Los Angeles

Quote:A 25-year-old man was arrested in South Los Angeles on Friday night in connection with an alleged "swatting" prank that resulted in a police-involved fatal shooting in Kansas, police said.


Authorities identified the suspect as Tyler Barriss of Los Angeles, KABC-TV reported. They say Barriss is suspected of making a hoax phone call to police in Wichita, Kan., that resulted in the death of an innocent 28-year-old man.

Wichita police officials were investigating whether the hoax phone call they received Thursday was an example of “swatting,” in which someone reports a false emergency in hopes of getting a SWAT team to arrive at a scene where no actual emergency exists.


On Thursday, just such a call resulted in police fatally shooting Andrew Finch, whom police believed was involved in a hostage situation.

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Here is the 911 call that lead to the deadly swatting in Kansas. http://www.kansas.com/latest-news/article192242919.html …
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A 911 caller told police he was holding his mother and little brother hostage in at a house at the 1000 block of McCormick. Listen to the 911 call that led to the deadly 'swatting' in Wichita. (Video...
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Wichita Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston, who called the shooting a “tragic and senseless act,” said police were responding to a call from someone claiming his father had been shot in the head and that he was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint.

The caller added that he poured gasoline inside the home and "might just set it on fire."

Finch was shot in the chest by an officer who believed Finch was reaching for a weapon in his waistband, police said. He was taken to a hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The deputy police chief said Finch was not armed.


In October 2015, a suspect also named Tyler Barriss was arrested in Glendale, Calif.,connection with calling in a bomb threat to KABC-TV, the station reported.


Fox News' Nicole Darrah and the Associated Press contributed to this report. 
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Man arrested in South LA in connection to Kansas swatting incident that left man dead

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Quote:Authorities arrested a man in South Los Angeles in connection to a swatting incident that led to a Kansas man's death.


Tyler Barriss, 25, was arrested Friday on suspicion of making a hoax phone call to police in Wichita, Kansas.

Authorities in Wichita said someone made a prank call to 911 with a made-up story about a shooting and kidnapping. That call resulted in the death of an innocent man relatives identified as Andrew Finch, 28.

The hoax phone call was a case of swatting, authorities said, in which a person creates a false story to get a SWAT response to an address.

Authorities released the 911 recording in which a man said his father had been shot in the head. The caller said the man was holding him, his mother and a sibling at gunpoint and that that man threatened to light the house on fire.

When police headed to the home, they surrounded it and prepared to deal with a hostage situation. Finch answered the door and followed instructions to put up his hands and move slowly. But at some point, authorities said he moved toward his waistband and officers fired a single shot in fear Finch may have reached for a gun.

Authorities said Finch died at the hospital and that he was unarmed.

The police and FBI were investigating whether the hoax call stemmed from an argument over an online game.

In October 2015, Glendale police arrested a 22-year-old man with the same name for making bomb threats to KABC-TV. He was charged with two felony counts of a false report of a bomb to an agency of business and one felony count of criminal threats.

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Tyler Raj Barriss, of Glendale, is shown in a mugshot when he was arrested in October 2015 for making a false bomb threat to KABC-TV. (KABC)


The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Tyler Barriss, was arrested

Sounds like it is the same man who gave the interview, but we will see

If it is, he is screwed.. A public confession..


The other issue here is this..

When will the officer be arrested?

Not even good faith shot.. unarmed man gunned down



I figured by the time I saw the first video, they would have the man arrested

Why?

Because the cops will FRY him so they are NOT responsible..
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Summoned by a Prank Call, Police in Wichita Kill a Man at His Front Door

Quote:The call to the police sounded dire: a violent dispute at a house in Wichita, Kan., a person shot to death, an armed man holding hostages and threatening to burn the place down.

Officers raced to the scene and surrounded the house. A man emerged and the police commanded him to put his hands up. Moments later, an officer fired a deadly shot.

The whole encounter on Thursday night had been based on a hoax: There had been no shooting before the police arrived, no hostages, no threat of arson. Instead, it was a fatal incarnation of “swatting,” in which people report fake crimes in hopes of getting a SWAT team to raid a rival’s house.

“If the false police call had not been made, we would not have been there,” Deputy Chief Troy Livingston of the Wichita Police Department said at a news conference on Friday.

A 25-year-old man, Tyler Barriss, was arrested in connection with the hoax, Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said late Friday. The Wichita police could not be reached for comment.

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The victim was identified by family members in local news media reports as Andrew Finch, 28. His mother, Lisa Finch, told The Wichita Eagle that her son had heard movement outside and was shot by officers when he opened the door to investigate.
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Chief Livingston placed the blame for the shooting squarely on “the irresponsible actions of a prankster,” but Ms. Finch said the police were culpable. “That cop murdered my son over a false report,” she said in an interview with The Eagle. She and other family members did not immediately respond to several messages from The New York Times on Friday.

Chief Livingston said that Mr. Finch, who was unarmed, had not followed commands to keep his arms raised, and that an officer had feared he was drawing a gun. Grainy body camera footage showed a person in a distant doorway, an officer ordering the person to walk toward the police, and a gunshot.


Swatting
 might be intended to be a scary nuisance, but it can have tragic fallout. In 2015, police officers in Maryland shot a man with rubber bulletsafter being called to a nonexistent hostage situation, causing broken bones and bruised lungs. That same year, a man in Oklahoma shot and wounded a police chief, thinking he was a burglar, after a swatting phone call.


But the swatting on Thursday was unusual for its fatal ending.


“This is probably the worst-case scenario for a police department,” said Chuck Wexler of the Police Executive Research Forum, which advises departments on best practices. “The consequences here are so tragic. It’s every police chief’s nightmare.”


Mr. Wexler said that many departments had been trained to identify potential swatting calls, but that “technology clearly is trying to trump good common sense here. What may sound like a legitimate call has to be questioned.”


The Kansas shooting had some of the common markers of a swatting prank, including that the emergency call initially went to the security desk of City Hall, not 911, suggesting that the caller was not local.


The police were investigating unconfirmed reports that the prank call stemmed from an online video-gaming dispute, which is how many swattings originate, and that Mr. Finch was not the prank’s intended target.


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Lisa Finch blamed the police for her son’s death. “That cop murdered my son over a false report,” she told The Wichita Eagle. CreditBo Rader/The Wichita Eagle, via Associated Press
Online players of Call of Duty and a news website called The Daily Hazeposted screenshots and tweets on Friday that they said indicated the swatting arose from a petty argument during an online game. Several gamers expressed disgust about swatting and said they hoped the prankster was identified and arrested.

A spokeswoman for UMG, a video-gaming website that hosts competitive matches, including those for Call of Duty, said the company was “doing everything we can to assist the authorities in this matter.”


Detective Richard Wistocki of the Naperville, Ill., police said players sometimes worked in groups to terrorize an online rival and send the police to their home.


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“It’s not one guy, it’s a crew of people,” said Detective Wistocki, who consults for other police departments on swatting cases and advocated an Illinois law that toughened penalties for swatting crimes. “One person can be in the U.K. One person can be in Vegas. One person can be in Kentucky.”

Such incidents can be solvable — Detective Wistocki once went to Las Vegas to arrest a suspect in a Naperville swatting — but they also require a specific skill set and digital fluency.


Those convicted of swatting can face stiff penalties. In the Maryland case, two men were indicted in federal court on charges including conspiracy and false information and hoax, which could lead to prison time. In another federal case, a man was sentenced to just over a year in prison for swatting incidents in Connecticut. None of these instances resulted in a death.

The state and local authorities were also investigating the officer’s decision to shoot.

In a statement, the police union in Wichita expressed condolences for the family and said “officers must make split-second decisions using the information at hand.”


Swatting, it added, “needlessly endangers the lives of all those involved when it is just the fabrication of a twisted mind.”

Doris Burke contributed research.
A version of this article appears in print on December 30, 2017, on Page A15 of the New York edition with the headline: Summoned by a Prank Call, the Police in Wichita Kill a Man at His Front Door. Order ReprintsToday's Paper|Subscribe
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Its sad that a few very sick people can cause so much harm. Things like this are going to lead to everyone who uses the phone or internet been tagged. Face recognition will have to be used to get on line or use a phone, if you cover your PC cam then it wont go online, same with phone calls, what a sad world we  live in and will have to live in
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this happened about 3 miles from where I live ..... so sad .... http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article192295334.html 

what a sad world we  live in and will have to live in

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(12-30-2017, 08:52 PM)dadmansabode Wrote: this happened about 3 miles from where I live ..... so sad .... http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article192295334.html 

what a sad world we  live in and will have to live in

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Well if one looks at history, things were crap before BC and things are crap AD, so the coming of Christ has changed nothing as far as the world been sometimes a crappy place
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so the coming of Christ has changed nothing

the first coming of Jesus Christ has changed more than you can realize

the second coming of Jesus Christ will literally usher in a new Heaven and a new Earth

indeed the world (this world) will pass away and the lusts thereof .... BUT

He that does the will of God (believes in the one whom God has sent) will abide forever
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Nice words, but the fact is all the good and all the bad in this world has been done by humans, no God/Gods involved. If the Gods made this world they made it so it would be much easier and more rewarding to be evil than be good.
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This is very sad that this happened. 

Just so you know, the cop is stating that the man came to the door and did obey orders to put his hands up when commanded to do so, but then put them back down. He was again commanded to raise his hands and he again obeyed, but then put them down again... (I guess assuming the order was a temporary thing to show he had no weapons) 

He was ordered once more to put his hands up, but the officer then shot him thinking he had gotten a weapon from his pants at that point... seeing what wasn't there because he was expecting to see a weapon (per phone call) 

There is a lot of confusion when cops come like that, the home owner  (in this case the dead man ) doesn't have a clue what's going on, the cops don't have a clue what's going on and every one is thinking the wrong thing... 

When we first moved to our current state we were staying for a short time with my SIL and swat showed up at the house we were in instead of the correct house, which was next door. 

I automatically assumed one thing, that someone had seen my husband and assumed incorrectly that we had broken in and were possibly robbing the house - why did I assume that? Because it was the ONLY logical reason for the cops to be there... 

Second, I assumed they would see my husband's gun as a means to rob the house - and he went out armed thinking someone was about to break into the house and he went out in the face of large swat team in order to protect us - not realizing a large swat team was even there... he assumed one person breaking in. 

I realized it was police too late, he realized it was police too late, and I so ran out wanting to protect HIM - and the cops thought he was a mentally disturbed individual with a felony warrant who was causing problems enough for his family to call the cops on him. 

Yet...  every single person present was wrong in what they assumed... it ended well, thank God, but it could have all gone just as wrong, especially when my husband caught them all by surprise coming out armed before they had a chance to bust down doors and raid the house. And then of course me coming out after screaming its our GD house, while trying to throw myself in front of him to protect him from flying bullets.. (and yes I know that part was crazy but no one is going to shoot my husband if I have anything to say about it)

So, anything can happen in those kinds of situations, and I'm not exactly sure we can blame the cops.
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(12-30-2017, 10:06 PM)Wallfire Wrote:
(12-30-2017, 08:52 PM)dadmansabode Wrote: this happened about 3 miles from where I live ..... so sad .... http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article192295334.html 

what a sad world we  live in and will have to live in

[Image: 11-200XX.jpg]  indeed

Well if one looks at history, things were crap before BC and things are crap AD, so the coming of Christ has changed nothing as far as the world been sometimes a crappy place


All this is as off topic for a thread as it can get.. 

But I don't want a God that is like a dictator - I'd rather one that gives people a choice. 

Jesus offers choice. That might not make heaven on earth - but at least it's not a dictatorship. Choose however you will... and so can everyone else.

If you don't agree with freewill, there is always ISIS... they don't believe in freewill either. Communists don't like freewill either in case you'd rather an atheist dictatorship than one who claims their version of a god.

Me? I'll keep freewill - take my chances with the nutjobs. A God that doesn't offer choice is no God at all, just a tyrant.
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@Grace, Yep got a bit OT. But you can be sure its the last time I do it this year 2017  tinybiggrin
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(12-31-2017, 02:49 PM)Wallfire Wrote: @Grace, Yep got a bit OT. But you can be sure its the last time I do it this year 2017  tinybiggrin


Hahaha...

PS - I edited.
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California man accused in Kansas 'swatting' death waives extradition

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Quote: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.


Tyler Barriss, of South Los Angeles, appeared before a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, five days after being arrested on a fugitive-from-justice warrant for allegedly making the so-called "swatting" call. Barriss acknowledged that he is the person wanted in Kansas, and he waived his right to an extradition hearing.

The warrant, filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors, says Barriss was charged in Kansas on Dec. 29 with the felony of making a false alarm.


Kansas authorities have until Feb. 2 to pick up Barriss, the judge said. In the meantime, he remains held without bail in Los Angeles County. It's unclear if he has a lawyer.


Alleged prank 'swatting' call turns deadly with fatal police shooting of man in Kansas

Suspect in deadly Kansas 'swatting' call made 20 other threat-related calls in the past: Police

Barriss is accused of prank calling police on Dec. 28 about an alleged shooting with hostages at a residence in Wichita, Kansas.

The incident began around 6:18 p.m. Central Time when authorities there received a 911 call from a man who said he had shot his father in the head while his parents were arguing. The caller also said he was holding his other family members at gunpoint inside the home and was thinking about setting the house on fire, police said.

The caller repeatedly gave authorities his alleged home address, leading Wichita police officers to the house.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers surrounded the front of the house, preparing to make contact with the caller inside, police said.
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A 28-year-old man opened the door of the home and was told to raise his hands and walk toward the officers -- a command he obeyed for "a very short time" until he moved his hands back down to his waist, police said.


The officers ordered him again to put his hands up but the man lowered them down again, police said. As the man turned toward officers on the east side of the home, he lowered his hands to his waistband and suddenly pulled them up to the officers, police said. That's when an officer on the north side of the home fired one round, striking the man.


Officers then entered the home and found four individuals inside alive and unharmed, police said.


The man who was shot was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead Thursday night. Police didn't find any weapons on him and officers learned he did not make the 911 call, according to Troy Livingston, deputy chief of the Wichita Police Department.


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

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Police have not yet released the identity of the man killed in the incident. But Wichita resident Lisa Finch identified him as her son, Andrew Finch, in an interview with reporters Friday morning. Lisa Finch said that her son was a father of two young children, according to The Wichita Eagle.


Livingston said investigators believe the prank call was a case of "swatting," in which a 911 caller intends to deceive law enforcement about an alleged serious emergency. According to The Associated Press, the FBI has estimated that roughly 400 cases of swatting occur nationwide every year.


The officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave, which Livingston said is standard protocol. Livingston did not name that officer but said he's a seven-year veteran of the department.


Police have released audio of the 911 call as well as seven seconds of grainy footage from a body-camera worn by an officer standing next to the one who fired the shot.

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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. Barriss received a two-year sentence, court records show.


Glendale police said since the calls were made around the country, the FBI would take the scope of the cases. The FBI said in a statement to ABC News Tuesday night, "The FBI worked with Glendale PD based on a series of threats allegedly made by Barriss in/around 2015 and deferred to the state to pursue prosecution, as is the case in many swatting-related matters involving local police."


Barriss pleaded no contest to two felony charges of false report of a bomb and malicious informing of a bomb in May 2016 in relation to the bomb threat made to KABC. He was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail, court records show.


ABC News' Alex Stone contributed to this report.
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