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Friday, December 29, 2017

Blue and red lights flashed outside of the McCormick Street house just after 6 p.m. on Thursday. Curious of what was going on – Andrew Finch, 28, opened the door. "I heard my son scream, I got up and then I heard a shot," his mother, Lisa Finch, said Friday morning. Finch and other relatives invited reporters into their home Friday morning – more than 12 hours after Wichita police said an officer fatally shot a 28-year-old man, who was identified by family as Andrew "Andy" Finch.

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Swatting is an internet hoax where someone makes a call to a police department with a false story of an ongoing crime – often with killing or hostages involved – in an attempt to draw a large number of police officers to a particular address. Swatting has gained traction across the country with online gamers. Those who try to cause the swatting incident will use caller ID spoofing or other techniques to disguise their number as being local. Or they call local non-emergency numbers instead of 911, according to 911.gov.

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#1 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-29 08:42 PM | Reply

"Swatting"???

Effin GD ------- excuse.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2017-12-29 09:11 PM | Reply

there were good ppl on both sides.

notwithstanding the prank/hoax call a thorough investigation of the 'policing event' is warranted.

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-29 09:53 PM | Reply

Crazy!

The caller had to know this could end in death.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-29 10:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Typical Wichita Cops for you.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-29 11:03 PM | Reply

I'm curious what the crime is for the one who called in the fake 9-11. Is it more than a simple misdemeanor (?) for the fake 9-11 call? Can they be held responsible for the police shooting?

What a ------ up country we live in.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-29 11:18 PM | Reply

Knock, knock.

Who's there?

A minister of death who's about to blow your head clean off for answering the door.

*BANG*

#7 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-30 12:07 AM | Reply

Maybe there's less paperwork if everyone dies. Definitely less chance they could file a complaint.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-30 12:57 AM | Reply

When they start Swatting cop family member homes this will fixed.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2017-12-30 01:34 AM | Reply

"Swatting" wouldn't work if the cops weren't so eager to kill someone.

#10 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2017-12-30 08:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

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Waistbands seem deadly.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-30 08:44 AM | Reply

I don't think shouting at people is a good way to facilitate cooperation. Shouts make most people confused and angry.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-30 08:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Looks like they may have caught the guy:

www.youtube.com

www.youtube.com

What a DB.

#13 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-12-30 09:37 AM | Reply

Contributing no doubt. But the caller did not fail to ID the target and the caller did not pull the trigger.

Contributing at best.

#14 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-12-30 01:31 PM | Reply

I say this every time but a police officer should not have the right to discharge his weapon if he doesn't see a gun.

#15 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-12-30 01:40 PM | Reply

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