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

The Verge Saturday, 13 January 2018
The suspect in December’s deadly swatting incident has been chargedIn 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...

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