Man who ‘swatted’ address in Kansas which lead to death of innocent man charged with involuntary manslaughter

Keshav Bhat

The person who called in the fake incident at a Kansas City home, Tyler Barriss, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, alongside two other counts of calling in a fake incident to police.

Barriss was initially arrested in December 2017 in Los Angeles after he ‘swatted’ a wrong address in Kansas, leading to the death of an innocent 28 year old man. Police said he called in a fake incident to their offices after a dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty wager. Barriss is also responsible for other ‘swatting’ calls in Los Angeles, Canada, and calling in fake threats to CWL Dallas. Alongside the charges he faces for what happened in Kansas, Calgary Police say Barriss called in a fake threat against a Twitch streamer. Calagry Police are charging him with mischief and fraud charges, Rolling Stone reports.

Police still are investigating the incident as to why a 7+ year police veteran open fired in this situation, which led to the death of an innocent man. The officer in question is on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation.

Barriss could face a hefty fine and a maximum of 11 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter charge according to Kansas laws, since this is a Level 5 felony charge. His bond is set at $500,000 for the involuntary manslaughter charge.

Police Records from Sedgwick County shows his charges:

SOURCE: Kotaku

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