Gunman shot by police outside BC casino dies


VANCOUVER - A man shot by police outside a casino during an armed standoff earlier this month in New Westminster, B.C., has died in hospital, according to the civilian-led investigations office.

Police said the man was armed with a handgun on Nov. 8, and had been with a woman when they arrived. The woman was taken to safety and negotiations began. More than four hours later, the man was shot by police.

The Independent Investigations Office is leading the case.

"On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, the IIO was notified that the affected person had died in hospital," office spokesman Owen Court said in a statement.

Investigators have notified the man's family.

Neither the man's identity nor information on why he was shot has been publicly released.

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