Southern California Man Arrested in Fatal Kansas Police Shooting

Call of Duty 'swatting' hoax leads to arrest in California

Barriss is being held in a Los Angeles County jail without bail, according to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez.

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.

25-year-old Tyler Barriss has been arrested by the Los Angeles police, NBC News reports, and is believed to be the one responsible for calling Wichita and sending law enforcement to the home of the victim, 28-year-old Andrew Finch. Within seconds, he had been fatally shot.

At Thursday night's police briefing, Wichita Police Department Deputy Chief Troy Livingston was asked whether this was a "swatting" incident or a prank.

The FBI estimated that 400 such cases of "swatting" occur annually with numerous prank callers using some sort of caller identification spoofing software to disguise their phone numbers. (Hostage-taking scenarios are common.) The goal is to surprise their unwitting victims with a full-force police response at their doors. She told the media her son was not a gamer. A report from The Wichita Eagle suggested two gamers were allegedly arguing over a Call of Duty wager match-one of the gamers provided Finch's address instead of his own when his opponent threatened to swat him.

It's something Ramsey says shouldn't be taken lightly. He wrote, "I'm being called a Snitch????"

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"I already poured gasoline all over the house, I might just set it on fire", he told the dispatcher, according to a recording of the call published by The Wichita Eagle. He then lists the address where the victim, Finch, was present.

'I DIDNT GET ANYONE KILLED BECAUSE I DIDNT DISCHARGE A WEAPON AND BEING A SWAT MEMBER ISNT MY PROFESSION, ' said one gamer on Twitter, who others said made the swatting call. When Finch came to his front door, he was shot by a cop. At numerous points, however, he reached for his waistband.

Livingston didn't say what caused the officer to shoot the man or whether he was armed. Lisa Finch told them her son was not a gamer. When Finch went to the door, police told him to put his hands up and move slowly.

The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a man in association with the recent swatting incident in Wichita, Kansas.

The FBI's office in Kansas City, Mo., says its agents are, at the request of local police, now involved in the investigation, The Associated Press reports. Also, we're still trying to determine who was the hostages and how that unfolded as well'. Federal prosecutors pursued cases in Maryland and CT in 2015.

"Specifically phone spoofing, which is showing that you're coming from a different phone number, freaking, which is using some different technologies to kind of mask who you are", said Ramsey. Police and FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted the prank call, which did not appear to involve the victim.

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