Friday, 20 April, 2018

And an innocent man ends up dead

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Nina Mathis | 31 December, 2017, 06:14

KrebsOnSecurity reports that the individual then changed his Twitter handle to @GoredTutor36, but not before KrebsOnSecurity got its hands on weeks' worth of the original account's tweets.

Police say there wasn't, but amid the confusion, an officer shot and killed a 28-year-old man. A SWAT team was dispatched to the scene.

Mr Finch, 28, was killed during a standoff with police minutes after they received the hoax call, Wichita Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston said during a news conference. Fearful that Finch was going for a firearm, an officer discharged one round, killing the father of two, said Livingston. Police are investigating the circumstances of the call.

Yesterday, we told you about a disgusting incident where police officers responded to an anonymous call reporting a fatal hostage situation in Wichita, Kansas. Swautistic was not one of the gamers involved.

Professional Call of Duty players on Twitter have attempted to explain the situation themselves (via CharlieINTEL). The police haven't said whether Finch had a weapon at the time, but his family has said there were no guns in the house. "I'm too scared admittedly", they wrote. Snitching is when your neighbor is selling weed & you jealous that he bought a brand new auto with that cash so you turn him into the police. I'm exhausted of this shit, he need to be thrown in jail.

U.S. authorities are investigating a police shooting that claimed a man's life during a so-called "swatting" prank.

ZooMaa went on to share screenshots of apparent threats that Swautistic had sent him on December 29.

The Finch family on Friday allowed reporters inside their home. What's more, a cousin reportedly told the paper he "didn't play video games". A male came to the front door.




The Eagle report reads that "Police don't think the man [Finch] fired at police". "If the false police call had not been made, we would not have been there". (The call) went to a substation first, then it was relayed to dispatch, then dispatch gave it to us. "That was the information we were working off of".

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for the expenses of Finch's funeral.

Officials do, however, say that there are limits to what can be done to combat swatting. The false address was Finch's address.

"Someone tried to swat me and got an innocent man killed."

The online gaming community and media reports point to a $1 or $2 Call of Duty wager gone wrong as the reason for the false report to police, also known as "swatting". One gamer has this to say. Due to the actions of a prankster, we have an innocent victim.

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

A man is dead at the hands of local Wichita cops after becoming the target of a swatting prank. The hoaxers will also change their caller ID to reflect that they are loocal, thus confirming the call's legitimacy.

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