Escobar 'cheated captors'

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The mother of Pablo Escobar has said the drug lord shot himself when he realised he was surrounded by the army and police, Reuter reports from Medellin. Escobar died on Thursday in what authorities said was a shootout with security forces. But Hermilda Gaviria de Escobar said her son's body had only one gunshot wound behind the ear and that the shot was fired from a very short distance. 'He did not give them the pleasure of killing or capturing him, he killed himself when he saw that he was surrounded and without a possibility of escape.'