Tyler Barriss charged with involuntary manslaughter in Wichita swatting Featured

The Casa Loma apartment building in southwest Calgary was the scene of a swatting incident on Dec. 22 2017

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

The Los Angeles man arrested in connection to a deadly swatting call in Wichita, Kansas last month has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

At the tail end of 2017, we reported on the disastrous news of an innocent man being shot and killed after getting inadvertently tied to a swatting "prank" gone horribly wrong following an online Call of Duty match.

Wichita police responded to that call and confronted Andrew Finch, 28.

Calgary police said Tuesday they have charged Tyler Raj Barriss, 25, of Los Angeles, with mischief and fraud charges following the incident on December 22 that saw officers along with police dogs surround the unnamed woman's apartment. After spending some time in a California jail, Barriss was extradited to Kansas earlier this week.

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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. Barriss has been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter for his part in the death.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Bennett says, "Once I review that entirely and make a determination that will be made public, either through charges or through the press conference like I normally do".

It wasn't known that week what charges Barriss could face in Kansas. Instead, Finch opened his front door when he saw police lights outside and didn't know why. Wichita police say he was given commands to keep his hands raised, but he reached toward his waistline multiple times.

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. Police believe Barriss was responsible for making a hoax emergency call to Wichita, Kansas' 911 dispatch, and reporting a fake homicide and hostage situation.

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