MOSCOW, 30 Jul â€” RIA Novosti. In the American city of Wichita, Kansas, police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man as a result of the prank, arranged by two gamers, reports The Verge.
We are talking about the so-called spotting (swatting, from the name of special forces of U.S. law enforcement SWAT) â€” the draw, during which the prankster calls the police and reports serious incident, for example, about the detention of hostages, and calls an arbitrary address.
Deputy chief of police Wichita Troy Livingston at the press conference said that the Department called and said that a man killed his father and now holds hostage the mother, brother and sister.
A squad of police arrived at the said address and “took a position”. Came to the door man, then one of the officers shot, said Livingston. He did not specify why it was decided to open fire on defeat.
According to the media, to the tragedy caused a quarrel two players in the computer game Call of Duty. How did you find independent journalist Brian Krebs, one of them called to another address, and he then “got involved in that fight over an innocent stranger.”
Journalists of the local newspaper The Wichita Eagle was able to communicate with the relatives of the deceased who left two children.
“I heard my son screaming, I got up and heard a shot”, â€” told mother of the victim. One of the relatives also said that the police shot the man didn’t play video games.