'Swatting' suspect Tyler Barriss waives extradition to Kansas

Tyler Raj Barriss is suspected of falsely reporting a crime to police which led to the fatal shooting of an innocent man

Tyler Raj Barriss is suspected of falsely reporting a crime to police which led to the fatal shooting of an innocent man

Andrew Finch of Wichita, Kansas was shot to death by police when Tyler Raj Barriss allegedly pranked him with a "swatting" phone call.

The goal of such "swatting" calls is to get a SWAT team to respond, although Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsey said none of the officers at the scene were SWAT team members.

A spokesman for police in Glendale told NBC News that Barriss lodged about 20 threat-related calls around the country, some to news organizations and universities, during that time.

Barriss was arrested and later convicted for making bomb threats to a California television station in 2015.

The individual who allegedly made a fake emergency call to Kansas police last week that summoned them to shoot and kill an unarmed local man has claimed credit for raising dozens of these unsafe false alarms - calling in bogus hostage situations and bomb threats at roughly 100 schools and at least 10 residences. An officer, fearing the man was reaching for a gun, fired a single shot. He was actually unarmed.

Tyler Barriss from South Los Angeles was arrested on a fugitive warrant Friday afternoon for allegedly making the so-called "swatting" call, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Lisa Finch told the Eagle that her son did not play video games.

The victim of the swatting, 28-year-old Andrew Finch, ended up being killed when he answered the door and was shot by police when he moved his hands towards his waist instead of upward. Central Time when police received a 911 call about an alleged shooting with hostages at a residence in Wichita, Kansas. Finch died at a hospital.

Andrew Finch of Wichita Kansas was shot to death by police when Tyler Raj Barriss allegedly pranked him with a

Police have released some limited video of the incident because "it's the one. that provides the most visual details" of the shooting, he said.

Barriss is said to have been given the wrong address, with him intending to target a Call of Duty player who had been involved in a disagreement over a $1.50 wager match.

Swatting is the term when someone calls police with a fake story of a serious ongoing crime - like a killing, hostage situation or bomb threat - in an effort to draw a large police presence to an address.

Wichita Police Department has said it will not be releasing any comments other than what is released in press conferences or via its social outlets.

"I hope they charged him with something substantial". Lisa Finch's sister was tackled by police as she rushed to the house. "The irresponsible actions of a prankster put people and lives at risk. If the false police call had not been made, we would not have been there".

The swatting incident has struck home for gamers since it affects them directly, Winningham said. Livingston did not name that officer but said he's a seven-year veteran of the department.

Wistocki says hackers can make calls to 911 that appear to be local, but can come from anywhere around the world.