A white US Navy veteran arrested for shooting two technology engineers from India and another man at a restaurant in Kansas reportedly thought he had killed some “Iranian people.”
The suspect, 51-year-old Adam Purinton, made his first appearance in court on Monday via video conference.
Purinton has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder in last Wednesday’s shooting in Olathe, which is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
According to witnesses, Purinton shouted “get out of my country” at the two Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, both 32, before he opened fire at them in Austin’s Bar and Grill.
Kuchibhotla was killed and Madasani survived his injuries. A third person, 24-year-old Ian Grillot, was also wounded when he tried to intervene.
After the attack, the suspect drove 70 miles away to…