An American tourist visiting the island of Zakyntos was beaten to death by a group of people, including six Serbian nationals, police said.
Barkari Henderson, of Austin, Texas, was visiting the Greek island after graduating from the University of Arizona.
On Friday night, he and his friends were at a local bar, which was popular among young foreign tourists. Someone sit a drink down on a nearby table and a verbal altercation erupted, Kathimerini, an Athens news outlet reported.
Henderson walked outside the bar, where he was attacked. He was allegedly threw into the road, punched and kicked.
Surveillance footage led to the arrest of a 32-year-old British bouncer and 34-year-old Greek Barman, Agence France-Press reported Saturday. Greek police have arrested eight people in connection with the case.
The University of Arizona issued a statement via Twitter On Friday: “All of us at the University of Arizona are shocked and saddened by the loss of our recent graduate, Bakari Henderson,” said President Robert C. Robbins University of Arizona.
“Our hearts and prayers are with his friends and family. I can only imagine the deep sense of loss they must be feeling at his untimely death. It is always a tragedy when a young life ends before it was really yet to begin.”
“Our staff in the Dean of Students office are reaching out to the faculty and staff across campus. We also are working with his student organizations and the affiliations he had on campus to offer support to those who knew Bakari.”
“I know I speak for the university community as I express deepest condolences to Bakari’s family and friends.”