Former Peru president Alan Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest
Alan Garcia, who had repeatedly denied wrongdoing, was 69.
Lima: Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on Wednesday.
Garcia, who had repeatedly denied wrongdoing, was 69.
President Martin Vizcarra said on Twitter that he was "consternated" by Garcia`s death, and sent his condolences to his family members.