Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after capturing himself as police arrived at his dwelling to arrest him over bribery allegations.
Mr García was rushed to hospital within the capital, Lima. His demise was confirmed by present President Martín Vizcarra.
A crowd of supporters gathered exterior the hospital and had been held again by a line of police.
Mr García was accused of taking bribes from Brazilian building firm Odebrecht – claims he denied.
Officers had been despatched to arrest him in reference to the allegations.
Inside Minister Carlos Morán informed reporters that when police arrived, Mr García requested to make a cellphone name and went right into a room and closed the door.
Minutes later, a shot rang out, Mr Morán stated. Police pressured the door open and located Mr García sitting on a chair with a bullet wound to his head.
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