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California man arrested after fatal Kansas police shooting

Ray Hunter | 31 December, 2017, 06:23

The 28-year-old man was killed during a standoff with police, minutes after they received the hoax call on Thursday evening, Wichita Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston said during a news conference on Friday.

The incident unfolded when a "Call of Duty" player made a phony 911 call to Wichita police at about 6pm on Thursday, reports the New York Post.

Authorities haven't released the name of the man who was killed Thursday, but relatives have identified him as 28-year-old Andrew Finch.

The online gaming community and media reports point to a $1 or $2 Call of Duty wager gone wrong as the reason for the false report to police, also known as "swatting".

"The irresponsible actions of a prankster put people's lives at risk", Livingston said. In 2013 a 12-year-old Southern California boy admitted to making swatting calls to the homes of actor Ashton Kutcher and singer Justin Bieber.

The officer who fired the shot has been placed on administrative leave, which Livingston said is standard protocol.

The caller, speaking with relative calm, also said he poured gasoline inside the home "and I might just set it on fire".

"That was the information we were working off of", he said, explaining that officers went to the house ready for a hostage situation and they "got into position".

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An out-of-court settlement in which the city agreed to pay the Garner family $5.9 million was announced in 2015. After a video of Garner's death went viral, activists gathered across the nation to protest police brutality.

What will happen next is unclear, however with an innocent man gunned down because of a fake threat, the police are expected to investigate and prosecute those involved.

The FBI estimates that roughly 400 cases of swatting occur annually, with some using caller ID spoofing to disguise their number.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers surrounded the front of the house, preparing to make contact with the caller inside and for the potential situation of a hostage barricaded with suspects, police said.

"There were several commands given" by police, Livingston said. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

The arrest comes after Mr Finch's mother, Lisa Finch, said her son had been "murdered". Or they call local non-emergency numbers instead of 911, according to 911.gov.

The official said Barriss believed a person involved in the dispute lived at the address, but that investigators don't believe Finch was the intended target.

"Due to actions of a prankster, we have an innocent victim". But Finch's mother told the Kansas paper that her son "doesn't play video games" and had "better things to do with his time". Police released the audio from the 911 call allegedly made by Barriss, you can hear it below. Finch says police later instructed her, her roommate and her granddaughter to come outside with their hands up, which meant stepping over Finch's "dying" body.

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