Indian-Origin Man Fatally Shot in Texas Convenience Store Robbery

Indian-Origin Man Shot in Texas

Dallas: In a tragic incident that has deeply affected the local Indian community, 32-year-old Dasari Gopikrishna, hailing from Bapatla district in Andhra Pradesh, was fatally shot during a robbery at a convenience store in Pleasant Grove, Dallas, Texas. Gopikrishna had come to the US less than a year ago and tragically lost his life on June 21.

Consul General D C Manjunath, who was in Dallas for a Yoga Day event, confirmed that this incident was unrelated to a shooting in Arkansas, as previously reported. Expressing condolences, he stated, “We are deeply saddened to learn about the tragic demise of Indian national Gopi Krishna Dasari and are in touch with local family members.”

The Consulate, along with support from Indian associations, is actively assisting in repatriating Gopikrishna’s body to India, following necessary local formalities, including autopsy and death certificates.

Gopikrishna sustained critical injuries during the robbery and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he tragically succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment. He leaves behind his wife and son.

Indian-Origin Man Shot in Texas

BJP leader P Muralidhar Rao expressed heartfelt condolences, assuring that the Government of Andhra Pradesh would provide all necessary support to bring Gopikrishna back home. Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.