Gunman asked men if their 'status was legal' in fatal Olathe shooting

March 06, 2017 - 6:35 am

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - An Indian man wounded in an apparently racially motivated shooting that killed his friend at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe has told detectives the gunman asked if their "status was legal."

Johnson County court officials released a redacted affidavit Monday for 51-year-old Adam Purinton, who is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Feb. 22 shooting at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, Kansas.

The shooting killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounded his friend, Alok Madasani. The FBI is investigating the incident as a hate crime.
The affidavit says Purinton was escorted out of the bar after confronting the two Indian men and opened fire with a handgun after returning about 30 minutes later. A third man, Ian Grillot, was wounded when he intervened.

Pictured: Srinivas Kuchibhotla - on left; Ian Grillot - on right, upper; Alok Madasani - on right, below.

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