Tyler Barriss

Steve Boyer
March 29, 2019 - 2:09 pm
A California man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed Kansas man following a dispute between two people over $1.50 bet in a "Call of Duty: WWII" video game. Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty...
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March 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
Kansas authorities are dropping involuntary manslaughter and other state charges against a California man who was sentenced in federal court to 20 years in prison for a hoax emergency call that led to a Wichita man's death. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Friday he will dismiss...
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Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/TNS/Sipa USA
November 13, 2018 - 4:30 am
A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man last year in Wichita will be in federal court to enter new pleas. Twenty-five-year-old Tyler R. Barriss has a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He was indicted in Kansas for...
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July 18, 2018 - 11:02 am
One of the online gamers accused in a video game dispute that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man is facing new charges. KWCH-TV reports that Shane Gaskill was charged Tuesday with more counts of wire fraud and making a false statement. Gaskill previously pleaded not guilty to federal counts...
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June 29, 2018 - 2:00 pm
A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas has pleaded not guilty. A judge on Friday set the jury trial for 25-year-old Tyler Barriss for Oct. 1 in Sedgwick County District Court in Wichita, Kansas. He's charged with involuntary...
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June 19, 2018 - 3:43 pm
Sedgwick County authorities say a man who died after being shot by a Wichita police officer in a "swatting" case had no drugs or alcohol in his system. The county's autopsy shows 28-year-old Andrew Finch died in December from a single gunshot wound. Officers were responding to a report of a...
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dreamstime
June 13, 2018 - 7:54 pm
Two gamers whose online dispute over a video game allegedly led to a swatting call that resulted in the death of a Wichita, Kansas, are prohibited from any online gaming while they are free on bond. Eighteen-year-old Casey Viner, of North College Hill, Ohio, and 19-year-old Shane Gaskill, of...
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Glendale Police Department via AP, File
May 23, 2018 - 5:42 am
A judge has found probable cause for a California man to stand trial on allegations he made a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas. Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Barriss is accused of calling police from Los Angeles on Dec. 28 to report a shooting and kidnapping at a...
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Glendale Police Department via AP, File
May 22, 2018 - 9:49 am
A California man accused of making a hoax call that led to police shooting an unarmed man in Kansas is returning to court, where a judge is set to decide if there is enough evidence to put him on trial for involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Tyler Barriss, 25, is accused of calling police...
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May 22, 2018 - 4:56 am
A California man accused of making a hoax call that led to police shooting an unarmed man in Kansas is returning to court, where a judge is set to decide if there is enough evidence to put him on trial for involuntary manslaughter. Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Barriss is accused of calling police...
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