American shot dead in Negros bar fight

Marty Go, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 16 2018 12:48 PM

SILAY, Negros Occidental - An American national was shot dead by a fellow customer and his 18-year-old nephew at a restobar here on Tuesday night.

The 57-year-old victim, Eric Hendrickson, was having a drink when the suspects asked him for a bottle of beer.

Hendrickson refused the request, prompting the suspects to insult him in the local dialect, which the US national understood.

In the ensuing altercation, the elder suspect shot the victim several times on his head, causing his immediate death.

The suspects fled from the crime scene but were eventually cornered by cops.

Hendrickson, a resident of Iowa, visited Silay to work on the travel papers of his child, whom he planned to bring to the US.