American, 22, Killed in Greek Bar Fight

Bakari Henderson was on the island of Zakynthos with friends
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2017 8:10 AM CDT
American, 22, Killed in Greek Bar Fight
Map shows Greek island of Zakynthos.   (

An American was beaten to death by a group of 10 men in a bar fight on the Greek island of Zakynthos, CNN reports. Bakari Henderson, 22, was out with friends on Friday night when a man approached him and a fight broke out, state news agency ANA-MPA reports via CNN. After the bar's security asked the men to leave, the fight spilled into a brawl on the street. Police arrested a 32-year-old British man of Serbian origin and a 34-year-old Greek. They were to appear before a prosecutor on murder charges, per the AP. Police were searching for others who may be involved. It was not immediately clear why the fight broke out.

Henderson, a recent graduate of the University of Arizona, was in Greece working on a photo shoot for a new clothing line, his family tells KXAN via CNN. Henderson's Linkedin profile says he studied business finance and entrepreneurship. "Bakari loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, and meeting new people," his family says in a statement. "He was a big thinker and enjoyed coming up with new business ventures." University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins extended his sympathies to the family in a statement. (More Bakari Henderson stories.)

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