California suspect in fatal hoax 911 call sent to KansasJanuary 11, 2018 11:35pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been extradited to face charges.

Jail records in Kansas' Sedgwick County show that 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was booked into jail Thursday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and other charges. His bond is set at $500,000.

Prosecutors allege Barriss was in Los Angeles when he called police on Dec. 28 with a fake story about a shooting and kidnapping at a home in Wichita, Kansas.

Police responded to the address, where an officer fatally shot 28-year-old Andrew Finch after Finch opened his door.

Barriss was arrested the next day in Los Angeles. Barris has a history of making such hoax calls, which are sometimes called "swatting."

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