Grillot ― the third victim, who attended high school in Olathe, according to his Facebook page ― was at the bar separately from the engineers Wednesday night when he "stood up for two people being mistreated by a man who was in the wrong", according to a GoFundMe page created by Grillot's sister.
Purinton, who was arrested without an incident, was a Navy veteran, the Kansas City Star reported.
He said in the past year, Purinton bounced from one menial job to the next and was sometimes drunk by mid-morning.
"They will also meet the community members in Kansas", Swarup said. "He was a drunken mess". He was arrested about five hours later after cops say he told an Applebee's restaurant bartender in Clinton, Missouri, that he'd been involved in a shooting 70 miles away. He was charged with murder and attempted murder, according to police officials. He is being held on $2m bond, and he has not yet appeared in court because an attorney has not been formally assigned to his case.
A U.S. man yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country" before shooting one of them dead and wounding the other as well as a man who tried to intervene, witnesses have reported.
The gunman killed Mr Srinivas Kuchibholta and injured his friend, Mr Alok Madasani, as they were watching a basketball game in the town of Olathe.
Kuchibhotla, 32, who immigrated from Hyderabad, India, died at a local hospital on Wednesday.
The FBI has said it is looking into whether the shooting was a hate crime - an official term for crimes that are motivated by bias or prejudice.
The shooting swiftly stoked fears about the treatment of immigrants, who feel targeted by President Donald Trump's promises to ban certain travelers, build a wall along the Mexico border and put 'America first'.
Kuchibhotla was killed. Madasani is reportedly in critical condition. Both were in the country legally. Reacting to teh news, ex-Indian Ambassador to United States, N Chandra, told ANI, "Definitely hate crime". "We didn't react... People do stupid things all the time. This guy took it to the next level". Adam Purinton then started shouting at them calling them "Middle Eastern" and warning "get out of my country" before firing multiple rounds. "I tried to subdue him so that the police could come in and do what they needed to do, and I guess I miscounted". He said neighbors did not feel unsafe around Purinton.
His widow, Sunayana Dumala, said he came to the United States in 2005 to pursue a master's degree at the University of Texas at El Paso, and had worked in Iowa for six years before moving to the Kansas City area. But over the past year, Purinton worked at liquor and hardware stores and washed dishes at a pizza parlor, Berthelsen said. The bar plans to reopen Saturday. Numerous people who trickled in for lunch hugged staff members or other patrons. He said it was too early to guess the motive of the attack.