Peru Ex-President Alan Garcia Shot Himself – Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia has shot himself wound to the head as police came to arrest him on Wednesday morning.
Peru Ex-President Alan Garcia Shot Himself:
His death was confirmed by current President Martin Vizcarra, who expressed his condolences over Twitter. President Martin Vizcarra said on Twitter that he was “consternated” by Garcia’s death.
Garcia, 69, a skilled orator who served as president, governed as a nationalist from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011.
Alan Garcia was under investigation in connection with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which triggered Latin America’s biggest graft scandal when it admitted in 2016 that it used bribes to win lucrative contracts in the region.
Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant behind major infrastructure projects around the world, is accused of doling out nearly $800 million in bribes between 2001 and 2016 to get contracts from governments to build roads, bridges, dams and highways.
When cops arrived to execute an arrest warrant at his home at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Garcia asked them to make a phone call and went to his bedroom. Later, a gunshot rang out. Officers forced entry into the bedroom, where they found Garcia sitting on a chair with a wound to the head.
The former president’s lawyer Erasmo, “Let’s pray to God to give him strength, The former president made the decision to shoot himself,”
President Vizcarra tweeted Wednesday, “Devastated by the death of former President Alan Garcia, I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,”