Former president of Peru kills himself

Former Peruvian president, Alan Garcia, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as police were preparing to arrest him on Wednesday morning.


Garcia, who served as president from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011, was under investigation for money laundering and taking bribes in connection with a massive corruption scandal.

When police arrived to execute an arrest warrant at his home at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Garcia asked them to call his attorney and went to his bedroom.

Moments later, a gunshot was heard. Officers forced entry into the bedroom, where they found Garcia with a wound to the head.

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