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On Tuesday, a Kansas detective working the Andrew Finch case, the unarmed man fatally shot in December during a hoax gone wrong, testified that the suspect sought attention. The Wichita deadly hoax man confessed that he swatted the authorities as part of a video game-related bet.
Wichita Deadly Hoax Man Declared that Victim Was not the Target
The story of Tyler Barriss, the 25-year-old Wichita who face the Sedgewick County jury on Tuesday, begins on the 28th of December.
According to court documents, Barriss called 911 that evening to report that an individual fatally shot his father and was holding his wife at gunpoint. Barriss would later confess pulling the prank because he lost $1.50 in a video game-related bet.
Justin Rapp, a Wichita police officer, was among the first to arrive at the scene.
He mentioned that he was assigned to cover the front door from across the street.
Minutes later, the SWAT team moved in to secure the building. Andrew Finch, the homeowner, was fatally shot by Officer Rapp.
During court, Rapp testified that the individual refused to comply with the SWAT team’s orders.
He opened fired shortly after she saw Finch reaching for his waist. No one else was hurt during the police action.
The authorities later discovered that the deceased homeowner did not injure his father.
Several weeks later, Barriss turned himself over to the police and confessed.
During the questioning, Barriss admitted that he was feeling lonely and that he liked being the center of attention.
He also said that he has been pulling these pranks for a while and that he was sure that something bad was bound to happen.
The Wichita deadly hoax man was charged with involuntary manslaughter, filing a false report, and interfering with a law enforcement officer. He’s due in court on the 29th of June.
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