Barriss enters not guilty plea

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The man accused of making the swatting call that led to the death of Andrew Finch was in court Friday morning.

Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Barriss entered a not guilty plea. He's charged with involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

Barriss is accused of calling from Los Angeles on Dec. 28 to report a shooting and kidnapping at a Wichita home. Authorities say an online dispute over a video game between two gamers prompted the call. A responding officer fatally shot 28-year-old Andrew Finch after he opened the door. Finch was not the gamers' intended target.

Barriss also faces federal charges, but the state case will proceed first.

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