The former peruvian president Alan García is dead, after he early on Wednesday shot himself, when he was about to be arrested by the police.
It was stated by a spokesman from the Garcías Apra party, according to AFP news agency.
- Alan García is dead, long live Apra, says Omar Quesada from Apra.
He died at the Jose Casimiro Ulloa hospital in Peru's capital, Lima.
Peru's president Martin Vizcarra writes on Twitter that he is 'dismayed' over Garcías death.
the 112 - 17. apr. 2019 - at. 15:19 Ex-president shoots himself
Alan García was last year linked with a brazilian construction company, which in 2016, admitted that they have bribed themselves for lucrative contracts in the region, writes Reuters.
He smoked last year in house arrest and subsequently tried to gain political asylum in Uruguay, which the country rejected.
the 69-year-old García was the first time the president of Peru from 1985 to 1990, and he stood by the head of the south american country from 2006 to 2011.
It is in this period that he was accused of accepting illegal payments from big brazilian construction company Odebrecht. According to the prosecution, he received over 100,000 dollars.
Odebrecht is part of a huge corruption scandal in Latin america.
In 2016 reached byggegiganten a settlement with the UNITED states department of justice.
Here admitted Odebrecht, to the paid-for corrupt government officials across Latin america and nearly $ 800 million in exchange for the large and lucrative contracts to provide the infrastructure, the sites.
García refused repeatedly to have done something illegal.
Last year, asked García for political asylum in Uruguay.
It came to pass, after he was forbidden to leave Peru, to prevent that he left the country, while he was investigated by the police.
Uruguay refused the request from the García.