30 December 2017 - 15:20

Los Angeles man arrested after a swatting incident led to a fatal shooting in Wichita

The victim was shot and killed by a police officer on Dec. 28.
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The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a man in association with the recent swatting incident in Wichita, Kansas.

Tyler Barriss, 25, was arrested early Saturday morning, according to KWCH Eyewitness News.

On Dec. 28, the Wichita Police Department confirmed that a "swatting prank" led to the death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch. A report from The Wichita Eagle suggested two gamers were allegedly arguing over a Call of Duty wager match—one of the gamers provided Finch's address instead of his own when his opponent threatened to swat him.

Related: Police confirm swatting incident led to Wichita man's death

Barriss was taken into custody by LAPD on Friday afternoon, according to NBC News. In October 2015, Barriss was reportedly arrested for making two bomb threats to a local television studio, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for the expenses of Finch's funeral.

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