WPD: Multiple people interviewed in connection with 'swatting' call

Tyler Barriss, a suspect in the making of a false police report that led to the death of...
Tyler Barriss, a suspect in the making of a false police report that led to the death of Wichita resident Andrew Finch, Photo Date: 2015 Photo: Glendale Police Department via MGN.(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 4, 2018 at 10:52 AM CST
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Update Jan.5

The Wichita Police Department says multiple people are being interviewed in connection with the 'swatting' call that led to the shooting death of Andrew Finch.

Finch was shot after a false call to police, reporting a shooting and hostage situation at a home near McCormick and Seneca.

In a police briefing on Friday, Chief Gordon Ramsey says at the conclusion of the criminal investigation there will be a review of the incident to prevent this from happening in the future.


The man accused of making a "swatting" call that eventually led to the shooting death of a Wichita man will be brought to Kansas by Jan. 17.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Eyewitness News that its plane would be used to pick up Tyler Barriss from California. He's currently being held in the Los Angeles County jail without bond.

Barriss is accused of making the phone call that led police to a home in the 1000 block of West McCormick on Dec. 28. During the incident, a Wichita police officer shot and 28-year-old Andrew Finch.

A fugitive-from-justice warrant filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors says Barriss was charged in Kansas on Dec. 29 with the felony of making a false alarm.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said he could not talk about specific charges Barriss because he said they have not been made public.