Dec 31 2017
Police and industry officials say the death Thursday in Wichita may have been the result of a practice called "swatting", in which a person makes up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend on an address.
However, the suggestion that "heightened awareness" should naturally make a SWAT team member trigger-happy only makes sense if your officers are, to put it bluntly, not particularly well-trained in deescalation or high-pressure situations. Family members identified the man as Andrew Thomas Finch, CNN affiliate KAKE reported.
"The incident is a nightmare for everyone involved including the family and our police department".
The officer who fired the fatal shot, a seven-year veteran of the force, has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is department policy.
Police are now investigating the shooting as a case of swatting.
"We were told that someone had an argument with their mother and dad was accidentally shot and that now that person was holding brother, sister and mother hostage", Wichita Police Deputy Chief Troy Livingston said. As it is laid out on Twitter, this man threatened to swat the other, with the intended victim giving his attacker a false address. The hoaxer gave an interview with social media blogger Keem Star. Some swatters use a teletypewriter (TTY) relay - a phone system created for people who are deaf - to place 911 calls. 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.
When officers arrived, they surrounded the house where the alleged shooting had happened.
ZooMaa went on to share screenshots of apparent threats that Swautistic had sent him on December 29.
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We're a hard team to stop and I said to them before the game to try and set me up and they did that, so I'll have to take them out for dinner".
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New Dawn Fellowship , 4803 Plaza Blvd., Building 1, has scheduled a Christmas Eve Candlelight service from 5 p.m.to 6 p.m. Monadnock Covenant Church at 90 Base Hill Road, Keene, will hold Christmas Eve services Sunday at 4 and 6 p.m.
A relative of Andrew Finch's told the Wichita Eagle that the victim didn't play video games.
Mr Livingston called the incident "tragic and senseless". A male came to the front door. Fearful that Finch was going for a firearm, an officer eventually discharged one round, killing the father of two, said Livingston. "So that's the information we were working off of", Livingston said.
Staff at the community center called police. "I heard a huge gunshot go off".
On that fateful evening, it's believed one of the Call of Duty players sent some address details to a known hoax caller, who we now know as Tyler "SWAuTistic" Raj Barris. The intended victim of the swatting gave a false address, that was close to his own, so it would appear real.
"Someone tried to swat me and got an innocent man killed."
The police and FBI are investigating whether an argument between two players of the online game Call of Duty may have lead to the death of an unarmed man in Kansas on Thursday. The loser of that game got "salty", according to the account. No one should die because a stranger lost a $1.50 video game wager.
"We woke this morning to disgusting news about an innocent man losing his life", Shannon Gerritzen, a UMG vice president, said in an email to The Associated Press.
Swatting dates back to at least the early 2000s, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation first warned the public about it in 2008. Or they call local non-emergency numbers instead of 911, according to 911.gov.
Dec 30 2017
'Tiger Zinda Hai' gives tough competition to 'Baahubali 2' on Box Office
The film has crossed Golmaal Again business of Rs 206 crore net approx in the first seven days itself. The movie, which is a sequel to Kabir Khan's Ek Tha Tiger , was released on 4500 screens in India.
Dec 30 2017
January starts with wolf supermoon, ends with supermoon lunar eclipse
In 2018 there will be two Blue Moons - one in January and one in March, February being left out without a full moon. January's first full moon, nicknamed a wolf moon, will take place on January 1 and it will be a supermoon .
Dec 29 2017
Vanity Fair Apologises For Video Suggesting Hillary Clinton Takes Up Knitting
In an April 1988 issue of Spy magazine (which Carter co-founded), Trump was famously referred to as a "short-fingered vulgarian". Ms Kosoff, the writer who made the knitting suggestion, reportedly took to her private Twitter account to defend the video.
Dec 29 2017
Veteran news anchor Amanda Davis dies
Ho also wrote, "Davis was off the air for more than three years when CBS46 gave her another shot a year ago to anchor again". In Davis' last tweet on December 20, she thanked her friend Debbie Turman for sending flowers after the death of her father.
Dec 27 2017
More Snow for Christmas Eve!
Temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s will feel more like the upper 20s to lower 30s during the day. Measurable snow on Christmas Eve in Seattle is a rare event, according to NWS Seattle officials.
Dec 26 2017
Jordan Feldstein, Jonah Hill's brother and Maroon 5 manager, dies at 40
It's through CAM that Jordan managed Maroon 5 along with other popular artists such as Miguel , Robin Thicke , and Elle King . In addition to managing Maroon 5 , Feldstein "was integral in negotiating Adam Levine 's role as a coach on The Voice ".
Dec 24 2017
Crowds gather at Newgrange for winter solstice
What really matters is that the account is one more little nudge to feel better during the long slog of winter. This astronomical quirk happens because of Earth's 23.5-degree tilt and our elliptical orbit around the sun.
Dec 24 2017
Trump Said Haitian Immigrants "All Have AIDS" & It Gets Even Worse
President Donald Trump has tongue lashed countries with immigrants in the U.S. , according to a New York Times report . McGahn insisted that administration lawyers had already promised the court that Mr.
Dec 22 2017
Apple admits to slowing iPhones batteries as they age
Apple issued a statement Thursday saying the company has used software updates to limit older model iPhones' performance. Not everyone was happy with Apple's explanation, or the fact that the company called slowing down its products a feature.
Dec 22 2017
Flu season likely to peak in the coming weeks
The Hill Country's off-again, on-again winter weather is the prime time to get influenza and be calling work to say you're sick. The Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend an annual flu vaccine for all people ages six months and older.
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