Man charged in Austins Bar & Grill shooting appears in court

Posted at 8:06 AM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 13:21:25-04

The man accused in the deadly triple shooting at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe was back in court Monday morning.

Adam Purinton is charged with one count of premeditated murder and two counts of attempted murder in connection with a deadly shooting at the bar on February 22.

Purinton appeared in court for a scheduling hearing. The judge set his preliminary hearing for 9 a.m. on Sept. 18.

Court documents say Purinton allegedly confronted two Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, at the bar. Eventually he was kicked out, but Purinton came back a half-hour later with a gun. 

Kuchibhotla was shot three times and killed.

Madasani was shot and hurt along with Ian Grillot, a Good Samaritan at the bar who tried to stop Purinton.

Five hours later, Purinton was arrested in Clinton, Missouri.

The FBI is investigating him for a possible hate crime. 

The last time Purinton was in court it lasted less than two minutes. The hearing was short because his attorney asked the judge for more time to look at the evidence.