The man accused of making a false report to Wichita police that ended in an officer fatally shooting a 28-year-old man was charged with involuntary manslaughter, reporting a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer in his first court appearance in Wichita.
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 bond of $500,000.
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Tyler Barriss made his first court appearance in Sedgwick County District Court on Friday following extradition from California. Elements of involuntary manslaughter include the death of a person due to reckless actions by the person charged. Police have said he moved a hand toward his waistband and an officer, fearing he was reaching for a gun, fired a single shot and killed him.
He was extradited from the Los Angeles County jail Thursday morning.
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. As reported by Glixel, Barriss could face a maximum fine of $300,000 and up to 36 months in prison under the manslaughter charge.
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The false call made by Barriss is believed to have been the result of an online dispute between two Call of Duty players.
Siegenthaler said swatting calls can put the public and officers at risk and tie up police resources. For that reason, the investigation remains ongoing and the charges against Barriss could be modified.
Barriss, 25, is accused of claiming to the dispatcher that he had shot his father in the head and was holding the rest of his family hostage. When someone makes a phoney emergency call aimed at sending tactical officers to a certain location, it's known as swatting. The woman involved in the Calgary incident reportedly told police that Barriss targeted her because of her online presence, according to Rolling Stone.
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