Berkeley Barricade Suicide Victim Identified

By the Berkeley Daily Planet
Wednesday March 09, 2011 - 01:01:00 PM

The Alameda County Coroner's office has identified the man who shot himself while barricaded in his home in the 1800 block of Marin Avenue in Berkeley as Owen Davis. 

In a press release, the Berkeley Police Department reported that about 7:36 PM on March 7, they received a single report of a “loud report” in the 1800 block of Marin. 

The release continued: 

"A few minutes later, the first officer on scene reported hearing two shots fired nearby. Shortly afterwards, a resident called in, reporting that a shot had struck their home on the 1800 block of Marin. 

Responding officers determined a person inside a residence had apparently fired the shots. Officers contained the scene, evacuating some nearby residents for their safety. 

The Berkeley Police Department Barricaded Subject/Hostage Negotiation Team was activated, and responded to the scene. 

Over the course of the next several hours, team members attempted to negotiate with a person inside a residence on the 1800 block of Marin. 

Ultimately, officers on containment outside the residence heard a single gunshot. Officers subsequently entered the premises and located a person inside, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."