A former president of Peru has died after shooting himself before being arrested by police.
It happened as officers were set to detain Alan García as part of an investigation into alleged corruption.
Mr García reportedly said he was going to make a phone call.
However, police soon heard a shot and discovered the former Peruvian leader with a gunshot wound.
Current President Martin Vizcarra confirmed Mr García died after being taken to hospital.
Mr Vizcarra said he was "dismayed" to hear the news, and sent his condolences to Mr García's family.
Consternado por el fallecimiento del ex presidente Alan García. Envío mis condolencias a su familia y seres queridos.
— Martín Vizcarra (@MartinVizcarraC) April 17, 2019
Peru's health minister Zulema Tomas said the former president had undergone emergency surgery at hospital after shooting himself, and also suffered three heart attacks during the operation.
A number of García's supporters had gathered outside the hospital in Lima where he was being treated.
69-year-old García served as president of the country between 1985 to 1990, and again between 2006 and 2011.
He became one of a number of veteran politicians - including three other former presidents of Peru - caught up in the so-called Odebrecht scandal.
It revolves around allegations of politicians receiving illegal payments from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
The wide-ranging controversy has unfolded in several Latin American countries over recent years.
Another former Peruvian leader, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, was arrested last week as part of a probe into financial ties to the construction firm.
Mr García had repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, claiming he was a victim of political persecution.
In a tweet yesterday, he insisted he had "never sold myself".
Como en ningún documento se me menciona y ningún indicio ni evidencia me alcanza sólo les queda la ESPECULACIÓN o inventar intermediarios. Jamás me vendí y está probado.
— Alan García (@AlanGarciaPeru) April 16, 2019
Last year, he sought asylum in Uruguay, but his request was rejected.