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Kansas Man Adam Purinton Faces Hate Crime Indictment in Bar Shooting

by Associated Press / / Source: Associated Press
IMAGE: Adam Purinton in court
Adam Purinton in court Monday in Olathe, Kansas.Jill Toyoshiba - AP

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas man charged with fatally shooting an Indian national at a suburban Kansas City bar has been indicted on federal hate crime and firearms charges.

The Justice Department announced Friday that Adam Purinton, of Olathe, Kansas, was indicted by a federal grand jury.

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The man allegedly killed and another wounded by Purinton on Feb. 22 at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe, were Indian nationals. The victim was Srinivas Kuchibhotla and the injured man was his friend, Alok Madasani. A third man, Ian Grillot, was shot and wounded when he intervened.

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The indictment alleges Purinton shot Kuchibhotla and Madasani because of their perceived race, color, religion and national origin.

The Justice Department said in a news release that it will decide later whether Purinton will face the death penalty.

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