Ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia shoots himself moments before arrest, thousands attend his wake

The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was moved from a hospital, to his party headquarters in Lima where thousands paid their respects.

Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru’s most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.

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Coffin of Peru’s ex-President arrives at his party’s HQ

The coffin of late Peruvian former President Alan Garcia arrives at the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarters in Lima, where thousands of supporters have gathered to pay their respects. Garcia died in hospital, after shooting himself in the head at his home when police were about to arrest him over the graft investigation. IMAGES

Coffin with the remains of Garcia leaves the hospital

The coffin with the remains of late Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia leaves the hospital to go to the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarter’s in Lima, Peru. IMAGES