Wichita 'swatting' suspect released to Kansas authorities

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Barriss made his first appearance in a Wichita courtroom Friday afternoon and a preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for January 25, according to Sedgwick County Dist. Atty.

Barriss was arrested in a Los Angeles transitional recovery center, law enforcement sources told NBC.

The California man accused of making a phony 911 call that led to the fatal police shooting of a 28-year-old man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Tyler Barrisss, of Los Angeles, was transported to Wichita and booked into jail Thursday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Wichita authorities picked up Tyler Barriss, 25, from the Men's Central jail in Los Angeles at 8:53 a.m.

Finch, who was unarmed, was fatally shot by police after he answered the door.

Barris has a history of making such hoax calls, which are sometimes called "swatting". Wichita police say he was given commands to keep his hands raised, but he reached toward his waistline multiple times.

A fugitive-from-justice warrant filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors says Barriss was charged in Kansas on December 29 with the felony of making a false alarm.

"Someone tried to SWAT me and got an innocent man killed, the person said on Twitter according to Rolling Stone". "He doesn't play video games", Finch said. Instead, one gamer is said to have provided two others with the Wichita address where Finch was killed. The Calgary resident said that she was targeted by Barriss due to her online persona.

Glendale police believe he was involved in at least two dozen other swatting and hoax calls around Southern California.

The caller who phoned Wichita police said in a relatively calm voice that he had shot his father in the head and was holding his mother and a sibling at gunpoint, according to the 911 recording.

Barriss was arrested by the LAPD this month and agreed to waive extradition and be taken to Kansas to face charges.

Calgary tactical officers descended on the neighborhood, evacuating the surrounding area before a woman at the home also called police to warn them she believed she was the target of a fake call.

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