And an innocent man ends up dead

Kristopher Drake
December 31, 2017

In audio of the 911 call played by Wichita police at a news conference, a man said he shot his father in the head and that he was holding his mother and brother at gunpoint.

However, the suggestion that "heightened awareness" should naturally make a SWAT team member trigger-happy only makes sense if your officers are, to put it bluntly, not particularly well-trained in deescalation or high-pressure situations.

In an interview with the Wichita Eagle, the slain man's family identified him as Andrew Finch, a father of two, and said he was not armed. Livingston went onto say this. Police are investigating the circumstances of the call. Finch answered the door and followed instructions to put up his hands and move slowly. Swautistic was not one of the gamers involved.

The incident unfolded when a "Call of Duty" player made a phony 911 call to Wichita police at about 6pm on Thursday, reports the New York Post. It has been used against women who turned down other gamers' advances, against live-streamers on Twitch, and even against congressional representatives who propose harsher penalties for online harassment. Baperizer brought in a third party, a user who calls themselves 'Swautistic, ' to threaten a Swatting against Miruhcle. He wrote, "I'm being called a Snitch????"

"That kids house that I swatted is on the news", the same account tweeted. I'm exhausted of this shit, he need to be thrown in jail. "They'll call and get a SWAT team dispatched to the house so they can actually watch on camera". "Ridiculous at this point".

The Finch family on Friday allowed reporters inside their home.

Finch's address was given to the alleged "swatter" over a $2 bet on a video game rivalry.

But Chief Livingston said the man moved a hand toward his waistband - a common place where guns are concealed. It isn't believed that the unnamed man shot back at police. (The call) went to a substation first, then it was relayed to dispatch, then dispatch gave it to us. "So that's the information we were working off of", Livingston said. Finch was unarmed. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Finch's family during this hard time. Two Call of Duty players got into a dispute over a $1.50 wager on UMG's wager platform online. But it appears that address didn't belong to either player-it belonged to an unrelated man. The false address was Finch's address. In this case, an innocent man was killed. One gamer has this to say.

"Specifically phone spoofing, which is showing that you're coming from a different phone number, freaking, which is using some different technologies to kind of mask who you are", said Ramsey.

Swatting dates to at least the early 2000s, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation first warned the public about it in 2008.

The man was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 7 p.m., Livingston said, adding that the caller continued to call 911 after officers had arrived at the scene. The hoaxers will also change their caller ID to reflect that they are loocal, thus confirming the call's legitimacy.

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