Wichita police to present 'swatting' case to district attorney today
The Wichita Police Department is scheduled to present its case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office Tuesday afternoon regarding a deadly officer-involved shooting which police say stemmed from a swatting call.
The district attorney's office says it has notified California authorities about its intent to pursue the extradition of Tyler Barriss. That hearing will take place on in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Barriss was arrested last week in LA. Wichita police say he placed the phone call that led offers to 1033 West McCormick in Wichita on Dec. 28.
Andrew Finch was shot and killed during the incident. Police say Finch was ordered to put his arms up, but when he put them down, an officer believed he may have been reaching for something in his waistband and fired a service weapon.
That officer, a seven-year veteran of the force, has been placed on paid administrative leave while the case is investigated.
The district attorney's office says additional charges could be filed once prosecutors review the information provided by police.
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