Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

In December, a dispute following an online wagered Call of Duty match resulted in the death of a 28-year-old Kansas man after a faked call led a SWAT team to his house. Los Angeles police quickly arrested Tyler Barriss, the man responsible for making the call, and this week, he was charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and two additional counts. The Wichita Eagle reports that Barriss made his first appearance in a Kansas courtroom on Friday, where authorities charged him with involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm and interference with law enforcement. He will appear in court later this month. District Attorney Marc Bennett noted that a decision hasn’t been reached regarding the role of the Call of Duty player who provided... Continue reading…

Serial SWATter arrested, charged with involuntary manslaughter

 Wichita police have arrested a 25-year-old online troll who calls himself SWAuTistic, charging him with involuntary manslaughter after sending police to a Kansas address. When police arrived ...

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LA man charged with involuntary manslaughter over 'CoD' swatting

The man who was arrested last month in conjunction with the Kansas swatting incident that resulted in a fatality has now been charged. Tyler Barriss was arraigned in a Kansas court ...

Sat 13 Jan 18 from Engadget

The suspect in December’s deadly swatting incident has been charged

In December, a dispute following an online wagered Call of Duty match resulted in the death of a 28-year-old Kansas man after a faked call led a SWAT team to his house. Los Angeles ...

Sat 13 Jan 18 from The Verge

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