New details have emerged from the incident where a local Kansas man was shot and killed by the police.
Two kids are reportedly the cause of the 28-year-old man's unfortunate encounter with the Wichita police. Multiple reports are saying that two kids had a dispute over a match of Call of Duty and the issue online turned serious when the two decided to bring things to real life.
The two players who go by the screen names “Mirucle” and “Baperizer” were participating in a $1 wager match through the competitive gaming platform UMG. The match got heated and so did the players. There was an argument and the two threatened to “swat” each other.
During the altercation, Mirucle decided to place a fake address claiming that it was his own to egg on Baperizer. Unfortunately, Baperizer followed through with his threat. There is a screenshot of the exchange between the two players where you can see exactly what went down. Check it out in the tweet below:
So this is what happened on this "swatting" between baperize/Baperizer or what the fuckever. And miruhcle/7alent and the swatter. If you are confused just ask me and i can clear it up. pic.twitter.com/20Yw1guaer
— AllSkillNoTalk (@vNatsu_) December 29, 2017
After the swatting, Wichita, Kansas police showed to the address. They were told a man had an extreme altercation with his father and shot him in the head and had taken the rest of his family as hostages. When the police arrived at the scene they were armed and ready for a hostile situation. So, when the homeowner answered the door one of the officers shot and killed him.
The Wichita Deputy Police Chief, Troy Livingston, spoke with The Wichita Eagle to give more details about the tragic events. He revealed that the police arrived on call of a shooting at around 6:15 p.m. Thursday night.
Livingston also said that the details police received was that of an accidental shooting and hostages. He further went on to say that “a male came to the front door, as he came to the front door, one of our officers discharged his weapon.”
Following the tragic news, UMG took to Twitter to share a somber statement where they sent their thoughts and condolences to those impacted by the senseless loss.
We woke this morning to horrible news about an innocent man losing his life. Our hearts go out to his loved ones. We will do everything we can to assist the authorities in this matter. — UMG Events (@UMGEvents) December 29, 2017
What Is Swatting?
For those unaware of what Swatting is, it is essentially a form of harassment. An individual will make a hoax phone call to a police department or emergency response center with false claims of a high-risk situation taking place at an address. Depending on what the situation is being claimed, the police will send units and even some heavily armed units to investigate the situation.
Since the fatality, both players Mirucle and Baperizer have deleted their Twitter accounts. The Wichita police have not disclosed any information about an arrest.