SHERMAN OAKS ( — A music teacher wanted for sex crimes against a minor in his native United Kingdom was found dead Tuesday at his Sherman Oaks apartment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, federal officials said.

Christopher Howard Ling, 58, was found dead when deputy U.S. marshals tried to serve the warrant at about 6 a.m. at his apartment on Dixie Canyon Place, according to Laura Vega of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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The “provisional arrest warrant” was issued out of the U.K. for the arrest of Ling, who was a U.K. citizen, Vega said.

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“Ling was wanted for multiple counts of indecent assault on a minor,” Vega said. “When deputies arrived at his residence … they discovered Ling dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Ling had been a violin teacher in the United Kingdom, and was in the United States on a work visa, Vega said. He had started his own company in Sherman Oaks.

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