WATCH: ‘Swatting’ Caller In Call Of Duty Incident Says It’s Not His Fault Someone Died

Call of Duty Incident

Swatting is the act of calling in a false warning about someone, oftentimes a streamer, and getting local law enforcement sent to the person’s house, despite said person likely never having done anything wrong in the first place. It can be traumatizing, degrading, and it certainly has the potential to be life-threatening under certain circumstances, a fact made very real regarding a recent Swatting prank that was borne out of a minor Call of Duty incident. A man who is now confirmed to be Tyler Barriss made a swatting call which lead to the death of Wichita, Kansas resident Andrew Finch. As such, Barriss was recently arrested on Friday, December 29 under suspicion of placing the prank call that led to Finch’s dead. One would think that someone would show remorse for manipulating events that resulted in someone’s death, though Barriss came forward in a recent interview with DramaAlert and revealed that he takes zero responsibility for what happened. Check out the video below for the full interview:

As discussed by Barriss in the interview, the Call of Duty incident that led to the swatting call by him, while resulting in a death, apparently wasn’t his fault. “It’s my personal belief that I didn’t cause someone to die,” Barriss said. “Of course I was involved. The call was made by me, but as far as the whole incident, you could point the finger at a few different people. You could point the finger at the cop that shot him, you could point the finger at the guy who made the call. You could point the finger at the person that gave the address.”

This isn’t Barriss’ first act of swatting. In fact, he was arrested back in 2015 for “two felony counts of a false report of a bomb to an agency of business and one felony count of criminal threats.” Apparently he didn’t learn his lesson, though, according to him, any fallout from those events likely weren’t his fault.

So, thoughts on the swatting incident? What are your thoughts on Barriss’ comments about his lack of responsibility for the events that occurred in Kansas? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news. Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed.

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier3026 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.


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