A young American with big dreams and a promising future got his life snuffed out while vacationing on a Grecian isle.
Closed circuit surveillance footage shows Bakari Henderson, 22, of Austin, Texas, attempting to flee a gang of what police identify as six Serbian nationals in the moments before he is body-slammed to the sidewalk.
For the next 20 seconds footage shows the men pummeling and kicking Henderson before a woman passing by tells the men to stop.
He died of head injuries, Fox News reported.
According to a friend who was with Henderson at the time, the attack was sparked after the college graduate and some friends set down their drinks at the other end of a table where two men were sitting, CBS News reported.
The friend said the two men grabbed the beers, smashed them on the table and used the shattered bottles as weapons.
Nine men — seven Serbs, one Brit of Serbian origin and one Greek — appeared before a magistrate, five on Wednesday and the remaining four the following day.
Henderson graduated from the University of Arizona in May, majoring in business administration and was in Greece on a photo shoot to promote a line of clothing he was about to launch, according to a statement released by his family.
He’s remembered by his friends as outgoing with a strong work ethic and can-do it attitude.
“He was the guy who walked around campus and knew everyone. He was so determined in life, I mean he had dreams of starting a clothing line and opening his own business and he inspired me to work harder,” Henderson’s college friend, Alyssa White, told KVUE television station in Austin.
This is raw surveillance footage of the attack. CAUTION: Graphic violence:
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People were saddened at the boy’s death, and at the realization that the world is no longer a safe place.
So sad.Americans just aren’t safe anywhere outside this country. If the sanctuary cities continue we won’t b safe in those.Prayers to family
— Sabrina ☇#MAGA☇ (@OhioPpl4Trump) July 13, 2017
This is so heartbreaking! Those thugs better be going to jail for the rest of their life!
— Jd ??Russian Bot (@Jdflygirl) July 13, 2017
Was just recently traveling around Greece and found them to be very nice. It was the Serbians that beat the man to death. Not the locals.
I’ve always wanted to see Europe but it’s been destroyed. I would never walk around there unarmed so I won’t be going anytime soon.
— Boom Liberty News (@silentboomer) July 13, 2017
Probably best if you don’t travel outside the US; American tourists with isolationist xenophobia give all of us a bad reputation.
— Grizzly (@FoxnewsTV) July 13, 2017
Henderson’s aunt told The Associated Press that her nepherw planned to visit Spain after the Greece trip.
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