Dangerous “Swatting” Prank Turns Deadly In Kansas | NBC Nightly News

“Swatting” is when false information is called in to police, who respond when no actual emergency is underway. Pranksters often target celebrities, but a recent “swatting” left a Kansas father dead.
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  1. They are going to jail. The kid that gave the fake address and the kid who called the cops. Not sure if it would be a murder charge but for sure manslaughter.

  2. It bad enough that it was over a dollar fifty but these people were on the same team getting mad at each other, it leads to one of the players to get in contact with a prankster who made the call to the police and gets a father killed.I'm part of this community of fellow gamers but even this is taking to far.We Mourn for the family.

  3. That is why you have to take every single prank call seriously all of them! This is incomprehensible. I’m not completely clear about when the officers thought the victim was reaching for a weapon but it’s not their fault it’s the psychotic people coming up with this perverse prank and murdering a father . It’s complete insanity . I feel so bad for everybody here and those poor young children

  4. i cannot believe this happened in where i live, wichita kansas. never thought something like this would ever happen in boring old kansas

  5. If the police officer with the gun had not shot the innocent person they still would be alive today! Regardless if The Prankster called or Not!
    You pull the trigger you are guilty!

    They did not doing any kind of phone check that would have been registered to the house.

    This is a legal way of hiring a hitman.

    Will police start to change their ways if their families are targeted in this way? What is it going to take?

  6. "Pranksters" got a man killed – "Pranksters" need to go to prison. Sick, twisted, soulless jerks with their silly video games.

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