Man Charged Over Swatting Death Allegedly Calls Self ‘eGod,’ Tweets Swat Threat From Jail

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Tyler Barris is being held by police on charges of involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly placed a phony emergency call that resulted in the death of another man. But Barris reportedly managed to get access to the internet and proceeded to hop on Twitter threatening to “swat” again and proclaiming himself an “eGod.”

The Wichita Eagle first noticed tweets coming from an account linked to Barris on Friday. The 25-year old man’s case received national attention last year after Andrew Finch, 28, was shot and killed by Wichita police responding to an emergency call. Police claim that the incident was sparked by a heated interaction in the online game Call of Duty. The crime is commonly referred to as “swatting.” When reporters noticed tweets coming from the Barris-linked account, they found it odd, especially considering that the tweets were threatening to commit the same crime again.

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