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Calif. 'swatting' suspect booked into Kan. jail

Calif. 'swatting' suspect booked into Kan. jail

Prosecutors allege Barriss was in Los Angeles when he called police on December 28 with a fake story about a shooting and kidnapping at a home in Wichita, Kansas.

According to online jail records, Tyler Barriss is charged with involuntary manslaughter; giving false alarm, notifying emergency services and interfering with a law enforcement officer, falsely reporting a felony.

Barriss was given a fake address after two competitive CoD players got into an argument over an online 'Wager match, ' where he would eventually call in a phony hostage situation, leading to a massive police response to the area.

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

Tyler Barriss, 25, appears in extradition court in Los Angeles, CA.

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He was extradited from the Los Angeles County jail Thursday morning.

But Barriss was in Los Angeles, not Kansas, and there was no hostage situation. After this incident, an arrest was later made, and now the suspect has officially been charged with involuntary manslaughter for having his hand in the events that led to a person's death.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Barriss had a reputation for helping people gain revenge against online enemies and gaming opponents through swatting - placing a hoax phone call about a risky situation in order to trigger a massive police response at an address to frighten its occupants. The player who was the "target" of the offended player had provided the latter with a false address that led the police to Finch's home. According to information from the City of Glendale, California, Barriss was previously arrested in October 2015 as a result of a connection to a bomb threat made to ABC Studios. The officer, identified only as a seven-year veteran of the Wichita Police Department, was placed on leave after the shooting, authorities have said.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett told reporters following the brief hearing that he is still reviewing whether any charges will be filed against the police officer, and once he makes a determination that decision would be made public. Officers said they believed he was reaching for a weapon, and fired, killing him.