LA man arrested over ‘swatting’ incident that led to police killing Kansas man


A 25-year-old man has been arrested over an alleged prank call that led to police killing a man in Kansas on Thursday, Los Angeles police said.

Tyler Barriss from South Los Angeles was arrested Friday, according to ABC station KABC in Los Angeles.

The incident took place late Thursday when police were called about a supposed domestic incident at a Kansas man’s home, where he had shot his father and was holding his other family members at gunpoint, police said in a press conference Friday. When police arrived, the man who opened the door was told to raise his hands — a command he obeyed until he moved his hands down to his waist, police said.

The officer fired one round, striking and killing the man. Police entered the home and found four people inside alive read more.