A young man who bravely intervened to try to stop a suspected hate crime in Kansas has been rewarded by a group of Indian-American immigrants. Ian Grillot, 24, was dining out in Olathe when a gunman entered the restaurant and shot two Indian immigrants — leaving one dead. Grillot charged at the gunman and was also shot in the hand and chest. At a gala last week, the nonprofit India House Houston surprised a still-recovering Grillot with a check for $100,000 and an invitation to visit India.
"This is the real America," said an India House spokesman of Grillot's actions, "not the America that is generally portrayed."