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California man faces charges in deadly hoax call in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. — A California man will return to court to enter a plea on state charges related to a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas.

Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Barriss faces his arraignment Friday in Sedgwick County District Court on charges of involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer.

He is accused of calling from Los Angeles on Dec. 28 to report a shooting and kidnapping at a Wichita home. Authorities say an online dispute over a video game between two gamers led to the call. A responding officer fatally shot 28-year-old Andrew Finch after he opened the door.

Barriss also faces related federal charges, but federal prosecutors have said the state case against Barriss would proceed first.

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