Man Arrested for Fatal Call of Duty Swatting Prank Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

At the end of December, we reported the tragic news of an innocent man being shot, and killed, due [...]


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?"