"There is no other situation quite like this to reference", Bennett said.
Prosecutors are also reviewing a Wichita police officer's decision to shoot Finch, Bennett said. Police said Finch was given commands to keep his hands raised, but he reached toward his waist multiple times before being shot. For that reason, the investigation remains ongoing and the charges against Barriss could be modified.
Barriss reportedly made the call after an argument between two Call of Duty players led to one giving the other an address. The officer, identified only as a seven-year veteran of the Wichita Police Department, was placed on leave after the shooting, authorities have said.
Barris has a history of making such hoax calls, which are sometimes called "swatting".
The Calgary Police Service allege that Barriss called 911 at about 7:40 p.m. on December 22 and told an operator he killed his father and was holding his mother and younger brother hostage in the 2300 block of 17b Street S.W.
Police said they believe the woman was targeted because of her "online persona".