The Call of Duty gaming community also say the whole feud was over a mere $1.50 wager. Allegedly, a person behind the Twitter handle @SWAuTistic initiated the swatting in attempt to harrass [sic] a rival Call of Duty player with the Twitter handle @7aLeNT, who gave out the wrong address.
On Thursday, a man whose address was sent to an alleged swatter by a Call of Duty player following an online dispute over $1.50 became the victim of a police raid, which ended in the tragic loss of his life. The alleged swatter called in a fake hostage situation on the home address of Andrew Finch, who was unarmed at the time of the fatal shooting.
Following the incident, the swatter gave an interview
with Daniel 'Keemstar' Keem of the YouTube channel, DramaAlert, acknowledging his role in the tragedy. He refused to take responsibility for the man's death.
He was identified by gamers on social media following the incident as 25-year-old Tyler Raj Barriss, who was charged in 2015 for making a false bomb threat. Despite hiding the lower half of his face with a bandana, gamers were able to identify the suspect based on his avatar, which they compared to his two-year-old mugshot, and reported him to the police.
The LAPD took Barriss into custody following the reports on Friday afternoon on a fugitive warrant stemming from the deadly incident.