Family of Kansas man killed after 'swatting' call sues Wichita - KCTV5

Family of Kansas man killed after 'swatting' call sues Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The family of a Kansas man fatally shot by police at the door of his home after a hoax emergency call has sued the city of Wichita and the unidentified officers involved.

The federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court of Kansas seeks unspecified damages from the Dec. 28 death of Andrew Finch in Wichita.

The unarmed 28-year-old man was shot by police responding to a California man's call with a fake story about a shooting and kidnapping at Finch's Wichita home.

The shooting drew national attention to the practice of "swatting," when someone makes up a false report to get emergency responders to descend on an address.

The hoax call reportedly was made after a dispute over a wager online in a "Call of Duty" online video game tournament.

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