Alan Garcia, Former President of Peru, Dies After Committing Suicide: Shoots Himself Before Arrest

Updated On 18 Apr, 2019 Published On

Alan Garcia, the former president of Peru, died after committing suicide on Wednesday, April 17. He was 69.

He shot himself at his home in the capital Lima before being arrested for allegedly accepting illegal payment from a Brazilian construction giant.

Alan was taken to the Casimiro Ulloa Hospital at approx. 6:45 a.m. local time with a bullet wound to the head.

Current Peruvian President Martinez Vizcarra announced that Alan fell into a coma during emergency surgery and several hours later he passed away.

According to Health Minister Zulema Tomás, he was provided cardiac resuscitation three times before being operated by doctors.

Alan was accused of receiving bribes during the construction of the metro in Lima during his second government (2006-2011). However, he had denied the allegations.

The case was at the center of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal. The investigation was undergoing.

Judge Juan Sanchez ordered to arrest the ex-president and search for documents related to money laundering allegations in his home.

When police arrived at his home to take him into custody, he shot himself in his bedroom.

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