UPDATE: The BC Coroners Service has identified Mehrdad Bayrami, 48, of Richmond as the man shot after the lengthy standoff with police.

A man who was shot by police outside the Starlight Casino in New Westminster, B.C. earlier this month has died in hospital.

The man, who has not been named, began a standoff on Nov. 8 in the casino parking lot. He sat in a car, armed with a gun, for several hours. The incident ended when he was shot by police.

The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but died in hospital on Sunday night, said a news release Monday from the the Independent Investigations Office (IIO).

The agency is responsible for investigating deaths or serious injury involving police in B.C. Its probe into this case continues.

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  • YVR Airspace

    Are they filming an episode of #Flashpoint at the Starlight Casino? #NewWest

  • New West Police

  • Sameer

    Hostage situation at the Starlight Casino...Morning traffic at its worst #lateasfuck

  • Natasha McCartney

    Queensbrough south is closed du to gunman situation at starlight casino not to worry all staff are ok ..no one can get out might take hours

  • Spike Sidhu

    Unfricken believable traffic this morning!! Queensborough bridge closed cause of a hostage issue at Starlight casino?? #wtf#nightmare

  • Gaelen Norman

    First pipe bomb scares on the #skytrain, now a hostage taking at the #starlight casino? When did I move to the USA?

  • YVR Airspace

    This police standoff at Starlight Casino just happens a day after South #SurreyBC had an open house for a Casino development. Nice Timing.

  • New West Police