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Video of suspect in Telugu student's killing in US released

Video of suspect in Telugu student's killing in US released

A 25-year-old student from Telangana was shot dead in a restaurant in Kansas City in the US on Friday evening.

The incident in Missouri was described as an armed robbery and the police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.

Sharath Koppu, who studied at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and worked at the restaurant, had moved to the US earlier this year.

The police said Sharath was working at the restaurant when he was shot around 7 pm local time. He was lying in a pool of blood when cops arrived at the scene. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Saturday, the police released a surveillance video of the suspected shooter seen in a brown and white striped shirt.

In a tweet, they asked anyone with information to call on 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. The police are offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to charges in the murder.

Sharath grew up in Telangana's Warangal district and graduated from an engineering college. He had moved to the US for a master's degree after leaving his job as a software engineer in Hyderabad.



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