The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason
Thursday night, Wichita, Kansas, Police sent out a SWAT team to respond to a 911 call that a man shot his father and was holding his family hostage in their home.
The telephone call was a lie. There was no hostage situation—but nevertheless a man at the home ended up dead, shot and killed by a police officer at his own front door.
Police right now are being tight-lipped about what actually happened at the home of the dead man, identified by relatives as Andrew Finch, 28, as the circumstances are still under investigation. Police did say they don’t believe Finch fired on police officers before they shot him, according to the Wichita Eagle. His family says he was not armed.
It seems likely that this was the outcome of a “swatting” prank that has finally reached its inevitable awful conclusion. “Swatting” is a nasty prank where somebody callspost was originally published on this site