Prank Call Leads to Shooting Death of Kansas Man

WICHITA, Kan. -- A false call to police in Wichita, Kansas, ended in the shooting death of an unarmed man.  

Police believe it's a case of "SWATing."

Wichita police released this bodycam video of an officer shooting a man, after receiving what they now think was a false report.

"We believe this incident is a case of SWATing, which is the act of deceiving emergency services into sending a police response to another person's address," Deputy Chief Troy Livingston, of the Wichita Police Department, said.

The victim is 28-year-old Andrew Finch.  

Police say a prankster called 911, claiming he lived in the home and had shot his father.

"They were arguing and I shot him in the head and he's not breathing anymore," the caller said.

The caller said he was armed, holding hostages and made threats.

"I already poured gasoline all over the house.  I might just set it on fire," the caller said.

"Okay, well we don't need to do that, ok?" the operator said.

"In a little bit I might," the caller said. "This is his blood."

Finch's mother Lisa is stunned by her son's death.

Police shot and killed him after they say he reached for his waistband.

"I'm not letting go until I get justice," Lisa Finch said.  

Finch was unarmed.

The FBI is taking part in the investigation, which includes whether a dispute over an online game was at the center of the prank.

Wichita police have not yet made any arrests.

The officer who shot the victim is on paid leave.  

He has 7.5 years on the force


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