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28-year old Kansas man killed by police after phony swatting call was made to police

A Kansas man shot to death by police earlier this week was the victim of a misdirected online gaming;prank; known as swatting, authorities said Friday.

The victim, Andrew Finch, was gunned down Thursday night after cops received a 911 call from a man who claimed he had shot his father and was holding his mother and younger brother
hostage.

I shot him in the head and he's not breathing anymore; the caller said, according to a recording released by WPD.

But investigators say the disturbing tale was made up by a;prankster; to get a SWAT team to descend on an address.

As it turned out, the caller gave cops Finch's address, believing it belonged to a person he had gotten into a heated argument with over a $1 or $2 ;Call of Duty; wager.




Added: Dec-29-2017 Occurred On: Dec-28-2017
By: Beznia
In:
Other News, WTF
Tags: swatting, death, call of duty, teenagers, police, swat, gun
Location: Wichita, Kansas, United States (load item map)
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