Suspect In Kansas Triple Shooting Allegedly Yelled ‘Get Out Of My Country’

A suspect arrested on Thursday in connection with a triple shooting in Olathe, Kansas, allegedly shouted “get out of my country” before opening fire and later told a bartender that he had killed two Middle Eastern men, according to a report by the Kansas City Star.

The Olathe Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe on Wednesday night. Three men with gunshot wounds were transported to area hospitals, where one victim later died.

According to a Wednesday report by the Kansas City Star, the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was arrested at approximately 12:40 a.m. and the case remains under investigation, according to police.

Adam Purinton, a 51-year-old resident of Olathe identified by the Kansas City Star as the suspect arrested early Thursday morning, reportedly told a bartender at an Applebee’s in Clinton that he had killed two Middle Eastern men and needed somewhere to hide.

Garmin officials identified two of the victims, who worked at the company’s Aviation Systems Engineering team in Olathe, as Alok Madasani and Srinivas Kuchibhotla. In an email to employees, officials wrote that Kuchibhotla was the deceased victim, according to the Kansas City Star’s report on Thursday.

The Kansas City Star identified the third victim as Ian Grillot.

Both Madasani and Kuchibhotla have Indian universities listed on their Linkedin pages.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to TPM that Purinton is being held at the county jail. Major Rob Hills told TPM that one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder have been filed against Purinton.

This post has been updated.

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