Adam Purinton – Austin’s Bar & Grill Shooter


Austin’s Bar and Grill has been my Cheer’s Bar since 2001. It’s a place myself, my friends, my family all enjoy to visit. On Wednesday February 22, 2017 this man, Adam Purinton targeted two Garmin engineers of Indian decent. He made statements that the men were in the country illegally. They weren’t. He continued to cause a disruption until he was removed by the manager. Shortly after, Purinton returned with a handgun and shot 3 people, killing one.

32-year-old Alok Madasani was shot, 24-year-old Ian Grillot attempted to intervene and was shot along with Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old who was killed. Purinton yelled “Get out of my country!” as he unloaded his weapon on the patio of the Olathe, Kansas bar. Inside confusion unfolded as patrons scrambled to exit out the back. Hearing the repeated popping, a couple seated at the bar stumbled and fell as they ran out the rear exit. “A noise you can’t get out of your head.” They said.

The FBI is involved to determine if this qualifies as a hate crime, meanwhile Adam Purinton, 51 sits in Johnson County Detention on $2,000,000 bond with his first court appearance set for Monday, February 27, 2017.

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