Alan García: former Peru president dies after shooting himself before arrest
García, who faced accusations of taking bribes from Brazilian company Odebrecht during his presidency, shot himself at his home
Peru’s former president Alan García has died after deliberately shooting himself in the head when police tried to arrest him in connection with a multibillion-dollar Latin American corruption scandal.
“I am saddened by the death of former president Alan García,” tweeted the country’s current president, Martín Vizcarra, confirming the news. “I send my condolences to his family and loved ones.”