A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man has been extradited to Kansas. But causing a false alarm is not among the "inherently unsafe felonies" listed under the state's felony-murder statute, so prosecutors sought the manslaughter charge instead, Bennett said during a phone interview. It carries a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison, and a $300,000 fine.
Records show Barriss is being held on a $500,000 bond.
When police responded to the address, an officer fatally shot 28-year-old Andrew Finch after he opened his door. Police claim that Finch moved his hands in a suspicious manner.
Kansas officials took custody of Barriss in Los Angeles Thursday morning and he was flown to Wichita and booked for involuntary manslaughter, making a false alarm, and interfering with law enforcement.More news: Supreme Court judges' unprecedented media address sends tremors across the country
The hoax call reportedly was made after a dispute over a small wager online in a "Call of Duty" online video game tournament, according to Dexerto, a news service focused on gaming.
Barriss was arrested on a fugitive warrant in late December by Los Angeles police. Instead, one gamer is said to have provided two others with the Wichita address where Finch was killed. The officer, identified only as a seven-year veteran of the Wichita Police Department, was placed on leave after the shooting, authorities have said.
"Someone tried to SWAT me and got an innocent man killed, the person said on Twitter according to Rolling Stone". Barriss believed Finch's address to be that of a Call of Duty player that he was attempting to harass when another player commissioned him to do so.
The Calgary Police Service allege that Barriss called 911 at about 7:40 p.m. on December 22 and told an operator he killed his father and was holding his mother and younger brother hostage in the 2300 block of 17b Street S.W.