BRITISH COLUMBIA

Mehrdad Bayrami, Starlight Casino Standoff Suspect, Dies In Hospital

11/19/2012 02:44 EST | Updated 01/19/2013 05:12 EST
Gateway Casinos

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.

Also on HuffPost

Starlight Casino Standoff - Nov. 8, 2012