Family Sets Up GoFundMe Page To Help With Funeral Costs
This past week, we told you about a horrible incident where police officers responded to an anonymous call reporting a fatal hostage situation in Wichita, Kansas. The call was from a pissed-off player swatting another player all because of an online Call of Duty match and a $2.00 dollar bet. On Friday, authorities arrested a man in South Los Angeles in connection to the swatting incident. An incident that tragically resulted in a Kansas man’s death. Today, we learned that the victim’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help finance the funeral costs.
The family of the victim, Andrew Finch, has set up a GoFundMe page, set up by Finch’s cousin, Jessica Marie Okeefe. The GoFundMe has a goal of $15,000, but has already managed to raise well over $20,000, going above and beyond its original goal.
“My cousin Andrew Fince was murdered by WPD,” Okeefe noted on the GoFundMe page. “We are asking for help from our community to give him a proper burial. Any donation will help. We appreciate all the love and support we have received.”
Since the uprising in donations, Okeefe has added, “Thank you to everyone that has donated to this tragedy also thank you to everyone who has shared. Please keep sharing! Even the smallest donation helps.”
The family made note of their treatment by the police following the “swatting” call, noting that they had to walk over Finch as he laid dying on the ground, forced outside barefoot and in handcuffs. They noted that an ambulance was not called for Finch until after he passed away.
Authorities said Finch died at the hospital and that he was unarmed.