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Victim of fatal B.C. police shooting named

Vancouver police are negotiating with a man who entered a downtown hotel armed with a gun.

JOHN LEHMANN/The GLOBE AND MAIL

A 48-year-old Richmond man has been identified as the person shot to death on Nov. 8 during a standoff outside a New Westminster casino.

The B.C. Coroners Service confirms Mehrdad Bayrami was killed as police urged him to drop a gun and surrender during a lengthy police incident in the parking lot of the Starlight Casino.

Mr. Bayrami died Sunday of complications from an abdominal wound.

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The Independent Investigations Office and the coroners service continue to investigate the case.

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