Tyler Barriss

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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Dreamstime
January 20, 2018 - 5:08 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for tougher penalties after a death in Kansas that resulted from a prank call to police. Republican Rep. Bill Kidd of Independence has filed legislation to hold pranksters civilly and criminally liable if they make a call resulting in an...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
A man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man has been returned to Kansas. Sedgwick County jail records show 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was booked into the jail Thursday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm and...
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Dreamstime
January 10, 2018 - 2:12 pm
A Los Angeles man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man is charged with making a similar call in Canada days earlier. Police in Calgary said in a news release that warrants have been issued for Tyler Barriss, 25, who is charged with public...
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