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Offbeat Grad student from India killed in armed robbery in Kansas City

01:01  09 july  2018
01:01  09 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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( Kansas City Police Department). A "gifted student " from India was shot and killed while working behind the counter of a Missouri fast-food joint during a robbery , according to reports.

Kansas City Police are treating the incident as a case of robbery and murder. The Consulate General of India in Chicago tweeted assuring assistance to the family of the deceased. An Indian student became victim of shooting in Kansas City , Missouri.

a man that is standing in the street: Sharath Koppu, a student at the University of Missouri Kansas City was shot and killed Friday by a robber at J's Fish and Chicken Market in Kansas City. © Provided by Fox News Sharath Koppu, a student at the University of Missouri Kansas City was shot and killed Friday by a robber at J's Fish and Chicken Market in Kansas City.

A "gifted student" from India was shot and killed while working behind the counter of a Missouri fast-food joint during a robbery, according to reports.

The stick-up man shot Sharath Koppu, a 25-year-old graduate student at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, in the back at J’s Fish and Chicken Market in Kansas City Friday as Koppu tried to flee, the Kansas City Star reported Saturday.

"He had the same dreams like everyone else, to make it BIG in the land of opportunity,” his cousin Raghu Chowdavaram said in a solicitation on GoFundMe for funds to transport Koppu’s body back to India, the paper reported.

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A 25-year-old student from Telangana was shot dead at a restaurant in Kansas City in Missouri in the United States on The incident was described as an armed robbery and the police have launched a manhunt for the suspect. The police have released a video of the suspect in Sharath Koppu's killing .

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday condoled the death of an Indian student during an attempted robbery in Kansas City in the US and assured all required assistance to the family of the deceased.

"Little did anybody know that life is about to take a big unfortunate turn on a fateful day of July 6th 2018," Chowdavaram said.

UMKC Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal said in an email Saturday that Koppu was a “gifted student who had many friends among student and faculty,” KSHB-TV reported. He was working on a master’s degree in computer science.

Kansas City police on Saturday released surveillance video from inside the restaurant of the suspected shooter, Fox4KC reported.

Koppu arrived in the U.S. from Hyderabad, where he was a software engineer, the Financial Express in India reported.

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Last year, another Hyderabad techie, Srinivas Kuchibotla, was shot dead in a bar near Kansas City in a suspected hate crime, the paper reported.

His killer was a white man, Adam Purinton, who witnesses said yelled "get out of my country" before opening fire, the Associated Press reported. A friend of Kuchibolta’s from India was wounded in the shooting.

Purinton, 52, pleaded guilty to murder and in May he was sentenced to life in prison, according to reports.

Kansas City police: Man who shot 3 officers was suspect in student's killing .
Marlin Mack, a suspect seen on surveillance video moments before the off-campus shooting death of a University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate student, was identified Monday as the gunman killed in a firefight with Kansas City police after wounding three of their officers. KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Marlin Mack, a suspect seen on surveillance video moments before the off-campus shooting death of a University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate student, was identified Monday as the gunman killed in a firefight with Kansas City police after wounding three of their officers.

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