Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax ‘swatting’ call Edit

Tuesday, January 16 2018

Arrest after police shoot man dead responding to hoax ‘swatting’ call Edit

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Police have reportedly made an arrest after a hoax emergency call led to an unarmed man being shot dead in a so-called “swatting” incident. Los Angeles Police detained 25-year-old Tyler Barriss, according to NBC News, after officers more than 1,300 miles away in Kansas fatally shot 28-year-old Andrew Finch. The arrest comes after police said a prankster had lured officers to a house in the city of Wichita on Thursday. The practice of “swatting”, most common among online gamers, involves making false emergency calls to get a heavily armed SWAT team to attend a location.... coffeetimesnews.com/...