Swatting suspect makes first court appearance

WICHITA, Kan. - Tyler Barriss made his first court appearance Friday afternoon, and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Barriss will be back in court January 25. 

 Barriss was arrested in Los Angeles the day after the December 28th call that led to the officer-involved shooting death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch at a Wichita home. 

Kansas officials took custody of Barriss in Los Angeles Thursday morning and he was flown to Wichita and booked for involuntary manslaughter, making a false alarm, and interfering with law enforcement. 

Barriss is accused of making a false report that led to the fatal shooting of Andrew Finch.

 

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