Man Allegedly Yells 'Get Out of My Country' Before Shooting 3

One man dead, two injured in shooting at Kansas bar
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 23, 2017 5:05 PM CST
Witnesses: Shooting at Kansas Bar May Have Racial Motivation
Adam Purinton   (Uncredited)

A man opened fire at a crowded Kansas bar, killing one man and wounding two others before he was arrested in Missouri, police said Thursday about an attack that some witnesses suggested had racial overtones. Adam Purinton, 51, was arrested in Henry County, Missouri, after the shooting Wednesday evening at Austins Bar and Grill in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, the AP reports. He waived extradition from Henry County Thursday and was expected to be returned to Kansas, said Maj. Rob Hills of the Henry County Sheriff's Office. The Kansas City Star reports the suspect uttered racial slurs and yelled "get out of my country" before he opened fire, citing witnesses at the shooting.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla died at an area hospital and Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot were hospitalized. Witnesses said Grillot had stepped in and tried to stop the shooter. Garret Bohnen, a bartender at Austins, told the Star that Kuchibhotla and Madasani work for GPS-maker Garmin Ltd., and stopped at Austins for a drink once or twice a week. "From what I understand when he was throwing racial slurs at the two gentlemen (Kuchibhotla and Madasani), Ian stood up for them," Bohnen said. "We're all proud of him." The shooting happened Wednesday evening while people were watching the University of Kansas-TCU basketball game at Austins, said Olathe Police Sgt. Logan Bonney. (Read more shooting stories.)

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