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Kansas shooting hero honoured on CBS show, 'The Doctors'

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

Ian Grillot, who was injured while trying to intervene during a racially-motivated shooting in Kansas in which an Indian techie was killed, has been honoured on the CBS talk show, "The Doctors".

Producers Boat Angel Films of the upcoming movie "Orphan Train" presented a cheque of USD 10,000 to help him buy a car.


The film, which stars actress Mahie Gill and San Banarje, talks about how one always has the choice to help or hurt their country.

Brian Stewart, founder of the production house said director of the film, Trisha Ray brought the Kansas shooting to his notice following which they decided to honour Grillot.

"America has always been a country that has welcomed immigrants. When an immigrant is threatened because of race, religion or gender and someone stands up and protects them. That person becomes a defender of American democracy," said Stewart.

Grillot was injured when he tried to stop the February 22 shooting of the two Indian techies in Olathe area. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed in the attack, while Alok Madasani was injured.

He recounted the incident on the show and said he did nothing unusual when he jumped in to save the Indian-origin men.

"I wasn't really thinking when I did that. It just... It wasn't right. And I didn't want the gentleman to potentially go after someone else. I was just doing what anyone should have done for another human being," Grillot said.

He added he still has the bullet which hit him in the chest and called it his "souvenir".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 16:42 IST
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