Police said the man continued to call 911 - even after they'd arrived at the address.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirms it arrested Barriss Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in connection with a deadly "swatting" call in Wichita, Kan., Thursday, Dec. 28.
Wichita Police have confirmed that the Thursday evening officer-involved shooting was a case of swatting, and one man in California has been arrested in connection to the case.
Police in Wichita said they received an emergency call, in which the caller said he, his mother and a sibling had been taken hostage by a gunman.
In the situation in Kansas, a seven year veteran police officer opened fire on Andrew Finch when he answered the door because he heard something outside of his house.
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Mr Finch was unarmed and followed commands to raise his hands but then failed to keep them raised as instructed by police, Mr Livingston said, and an officer feared he was drawing a gun. Finch died within minutes.
He threatened to set the house on fire, and then asked the operator: "Do you have my address correct?"
For now, Wichita police appear to be putting the blame exclusively on the prank 911 call, saying that "the irresponsible actions of a prankster put people and lives at risk", and that "due to the actions of a prankster, we have an innocent victim".
"We woke this morning to disgusting news about an innocent man losing his life", Shannon Gerritzen, a UMG vice president, said in an email to The Associated Press. She declined to disclose other details. As his username suggests, he is a serial swatter and also claims credit for a number of hoax bomb threats, including one targeting the offices of an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles in 2015, and the recent hoax that delayed the FCC's Net Neutrality vote.
Lisa Finch said the family was forced outside barefoot in freezing cold and handcuffed after the shooting. An FBI supervisor in Kansas City, Missouri, which covers all of Kansas, said the agency joined in the investigation at the request of local police. "[The officer] took me, my roommate and my granddaughter, who witnessed the shooting and had to step over her dying uncle's body". The FBI estimates 400 swatting attacks occur every year, Clark said in a statement when announcing the bill. "That cop murdered my son over a false report in the first place".
Police officers have a heavy burden: to make independent decisions to use or not use lethal force, often in a split-second, under stressful conditions. The caller said he had shot his girlfriend and would also shoot his parents if officers approached the home.
Swatting usually makes the news when police are tricked into raiding the home of celebrity - like Justin Bieber in 2012 or Lil Wayne in 2015.