Over 1,000 Attend March for Slain Kansas Engineer

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 Over 1,000 people gathered in aconference hall in Olathe, Kansas, last week for a prayer vigil for 32-year-old Indian-American engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla.

Adam W. Purinton, 51, has been charged with one count of first degree murder  and two counts of attempted murder. The slain man's best friend and colleague at GPS device maker, Garmin, Alok Madsani, was also shot in the encounter, as was Ian Grillot, the man who tried to intervene. Madsani was treated and released from hospital, but Grillot is still in hospital

Purintino, a former U.S. Navy veteran, allegedly got into an argument with Kuchibhotla, and yelled, "Get out of my country," and "terrorist" before opening fire.

The shooting happened at a time when  many people have concerns about the treatment of immigrants in the United States, some of whom feel trageted by the Trump administration. President Trump has promised to ban travelers from certain countries and has been expecially vocal about the threat posed by Islamic terrorist groups.

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