Barriss was arrested on charges of giving false alarm, and then extradited from Los Angeles to Kansas, where he has now been charged with involuntary manslaughter and interference with law enforcement.
Tyler Barriss made his first court appearance Friday afternoon, and has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. His bond is set at $500,000.
Barriss did not immediately return a message left Friday at the jail. The address was actually that of 28 year-old Andrew Finch, who was shot by police when he answered his door.
Neither Barriss nor Finch was involved in the disputed game, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
"There is no other situation quite like this to reference", Bennett said.
According to Kansas law, involuntary manslaughter is described as the killing of a human being as a result of reckless behavior or in the commission of an unlawful act. Police have said he moved a hand toward his waistband and an officer, fearing he was reaching for a gun, fired a single shot and killed him.
Barriss has also been linked to swatting incidents in IL and New Hampshire, according to court records. Barriss provided a false address to police.
For those unaware, "swatting" is when someone calls in a false police report that results in SWAT swarming in for an arrest, and Barriss has already faced prison time once before back in 2016. Calgary police are charging Barriss with mischief and fraud.
Responding to a realistic-sounding 911 call, Calgary police believed a man had been shot and two others were being held hostage in the home.
Barriss had a reputation for helping people gain revenge against online enemies and gaming opponents through swatting - placing a hoax phone call about a risky situation in order to trigger a massive police response at an address to frighten its occupants.