Man ar­rested for hoax call that led to fa­tal shoot­ing

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - NATION/POLITICS -

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Po­lice in Los An­ge­les have ar­rested a man they sus­pect made a hoax emer­gency call that re­sulted in a SWAT po­lice of­fi­cer fa­tally shoot­ing a man at the door of his own home in Kansas, law en­force­ment of­fi­cials said Satur­day.

Wi­chita Deputy Po­lice Chief Troy Liv­ingston on Fri­day char­ac­ter­ized the hoax call as “swat­ting” and blamed a “prankster” who called 911 with a fake story about a shoot­ing and kid­nap­ping at the vic­tim’s ad­dress. Au­thor­i­ties haven’t re­leased the name of the man who was killed Thurs­day, but rel­a­tives have iden­ti­fied him as 28-year-old Andrew Finch.

Tyler Bar­riss, 25, is sus­pected of mak­ing that call and was ar­rested in Los An­ge­les on Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to the Los An­ge­les Po­lice Depart­ment and the Wi­chita Po­lice Depart­ment in state­ments emailed early Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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