At the end of December, we reported the tragic news of an innocent man being shot, and killed, due to a swatting prank gone horribly, horribly wrong. The incident occurred when two boys got into a fight during a Call of Duty match, which went from an average heated argument to deadly in a blink of an eye and a stranger was caught in the crossfire. An arrest was later made, and now - a charge has been dealt.
Twenty-Five year old Tyler Barriss has officially received his sentence in Kansas for his hand in a childish prank that led to the horrific events that changed a family forever. Barriss, despite his claim that he did "nothing wrong," has officially been charged with involuntary manslaughter that resulted in the death of the unarmed twenty-eight year old Andrew Finch.
25 year old Tyler Barriss was taken in regarding phoning in a hoax phone call to police in Kansas, resulting in an unsuspecting man's death. The prank call was made with a completely fabricated story about a man that killed someone, and was holding hostages. When police responded, they responded with brute force borne from a grave error. Barris later stated that it was funny, and that it's not h is fault someone died. Many have come out to lay blame on both sides involved, but as this time - we know of Barriss' charge.
He was also charged with giving false alarm and interference with law enforcement. At this time, his bond is set at $500,000.
For those that may not be aware of what swatting is, as mentioned in our earlier post:
"Swatting, for those of you who don't know, is an idiotic and irresponsible form of harassment used by man-babies who don't like losing at video games. When someone wants to go out of their way to harm or inconvenience their opponent, they'll hire someone to call in a fake threat to their home, triggering a SWAT response. Can't beat your opponent in Call of Duty? No need to throw a fit, just call the police and tell them that your opponent is violent, wielding weapons, and holding hostages. Nothing could possibly go wrong, right?"