Australian shot dead in Aklan

Agence France-Presse

Posted at May 26 2009 05:25 PM | Updated as of May 27 2009 01:25 AM

An Australian man was shot dead in Aklan by a local man while drinking in a bar, police said Tuesday.

Australian Jim Burney, 67, who lived at a beach resort in Tangalan town, was drinking with a woman late Monday when a man shot him dead with a home-made shotgun, a police report said.

The suspect was arrested after he crashed the motorcycle on which he fled, the report added.

Police said it was believed the suspect acted out of jealousy after he saw the woman, believed to be his girlfriend, drinking with Burney.