CORRECTION: The L.A. County Coroner’s Office today confirmed that it identifies the residence of Johannes Marliem as the house in the 600 block of North Edinburgh Avenue where he died. That house is not in West Hollywood, as the Coroner’s Office records indicated, but in Beverly Grove, the Los Angeles neighborhood adjacent to West Hollywood. The story has been updated to correct that error.
Authorities today identified as Johannes Marliem the man who barricaded himself in a house on Edinburgh Avenue in the Beverly Grove area. Marliem, 32, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at 2 a.m. on Thursday.
The standoff began about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, when police were called to the 600 block of North Edinburgh Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Tony Im. The area around Melrose Avenue and Crescent Heights Boulevard, just south of WeHo, was shut down for hours while crisis negotiators and a SWAT team attempted to remove two hostages from the scene. A woman and child finally got out of the building safely about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The L.A. County Coroner’s office identified the dead suspect as Johannes Marliem, however, no additional information is available at this time.