Roaring sentiments of support along with more than $735,000 have so far poured into GoFundMe sites established for one man fatally shot and two victims wounded in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime at an Olathe bar Wednesday night.
Adam W. Purinton, 51, of Olathe was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, who was at Austins Bar & Grill with his friend, 32-year-old Alok Madasani of Overland Park.
Both men are of East Indian descent and worked at Garmin. They were together when Purinton allegedly declared, “Get out of my country!” and opened fire.
Madasani also was shot, as was 24-year-old Ian Grillot. Grillot, a stranger to both Kuchibhotla and Madasani, is being hailed as a hero for trying to stop Purinton. He was wounded in the hand and chest.
Three GoFundMe sites have been set up for the men.
As of Friday evening, the site …
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