Peru’s former president dies after shooting himself as police arrest him

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Peru‘s former president has died after shooting himself in the head as police officers arrived at his home to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, his family have said.

Alan Garcia was taken from his house in the capital Lima to the Casimiro Ulloa hospital where doctors provided cardiac resuscitation three times, health minister Zulema Tomas said.

Garcia, who had repeatedly denied wrongdoing, was 69.

President Martin Vizcarra tweeted to say he was “consternated” by Garcia’s death, and sent his condolences to his family members.

The Independent