Report: Officers saw different things before Wichita swatting death

California man is charged with making fake call

April 16, 2018 - 11:25 pm

A report, released by District Attorney Marc Bennett indicates officers reported making varied observations at the Finch home.  
Before the door was opened by Andrew Finch, officers reported seeing a silhouette in the home, believing it appeared as if someone was giving CPR to a wounded person.

The Wichita Eagle reports that District Attorney Marc Bennett released the 42-page report after announcing last week that the unnamed officer wouldn't face criminal charges in the Dec. 28 killing of Andrew Finch, 28.

The officer who fired the fatal shot, thought the man was reaching for a gun, although officers closer to the home held their fire.

A California man is charged with making the fake call that appeared to come from Finch's address. The caller reported that he'd shot his father in the head and was holding hostages.

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