B.C. police watchdog to probe shooting that ended standoff at Starlight Casino (with video) Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Email. Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 A police standoff with an armed man at the Starlight Casino in New Westminster, B.C., ended with a gunshot just before 11 a.m. PT. The man was rushed to hospital by ambulance shortly afterwards. Police have yet to say what sort of injuries he suffered, or if he was shot by police or himself. A gunman who created a police standoff outside New Westminster's Starlight Casino and triggered the closure of the Queensborough Bridge is now in custody. A coroner's inquest will begin Tuesday morning into a fatal police shooting during an armed standoff outside a New Westminster's Starlight Casino four years ago. Mehrdad Bayrami was shot by Delta Police Const. During the five-hour standoff, police could be heard imploring Bayrami to drop his weapon — then he was shot by MacWilliams. B.C. police watchdog to probe shooting that ended standoff at Starlight Casino (with video) Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun 11.09.2012 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 A police standoff with an armed man at the Starlight Casino in New Westminster, B.C., ended with a gunshot just before 11 a.m. PT. The man was rushed to hospital by ambulance shortly afterwards. A man shot by police during a standoff at the Starlight Casino earlier this month has died in hospital. The Independent Investigations Office confirmed the death of the unidentified man who was shot by police on Nov. 8 at the New Westminster casino. The incident began with a 911 call to New Westminster police about shots fired. Police cordoned off an area of the parking lot and, over several Gunshot ends police standoff. A police standoff with an armed man at the Starlight Casino in New Westminster, BC, ended with a gunshot just before 11am. (CBC Nov 2012) Standoff ends with man shot by police. Woman taken hostage. Early Thursday morning, a distraught man with a gun took a woman hostage at the casino after a domestic dispute. The shooting happened at the end of a five-hour armed standoff in the parking lot of New Westminster’s Starlight Casino, where emergency crews were dealing with a hostage situation.
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