Lisa Finch, surrounded by family members, reacts to the killing of her son, Andrew Finch, after he was shot Thursday evening by police, in Wichita, Kansas. Authorities are investigating whether the deadly police shooting stemmed from someone making up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend on a home in a prank common in the online gaming industry known as “swatting.” (Bo Rader /The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Lisa Finch, surrounded by family members, reacts to the killing of her son, Andrew Finch, after he was shot Thursday evening by police, in Wichita, Kansas. Authorities are investigating whether the deadly police shooting stemmed from someone making up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend on a home in a prank common in the online gaming industry known as “swatting.” (Bo Rader /The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Police: Prank led to officer shooting unarmed Kansas man

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