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Justin Bieber

Battery Suspect

5/28/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber
is a suspect in a criminal battery ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Justin was in Calabasas, where he lives, just after noon Sunday at a mall called The Commons.  A paparazzo attempted to take Justin's picture and, according to law enforcement, some sort of physical altercation erupted between Justin and the camera guy.

The photog called 911, and when cops arrived Justin and GF Selena Gomez had already split. 

The photog complained of pain to his upper torso, an ambulance was summoned and he was taken to a local hospital where he was examined and released a short time later.

The photog filed a police report naming Justin as the culprit. Cops are investigating the incident as a misdemeanor battery.

Law enforcement tells us detectives want to speak with Justin, Selena and any other witnesses.

We placed a call to Justin's rep ... so far, no comment.

We're told several witnesses at the scene say after the altercation, a lawyer walked up to the photog and said he could get a lot of money out of the incident and advised the dude to call for an ambulance and file a police report. 

Witnesses also say the photog had been blocking Justin's car as the singer was trying to leave.  Justin got out of the car and asked the guy to move away but he wouldn't, and a scuffle ensued.


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Staged fight. Staged photos. A publicity stunt to make JB now appear as a "big Man". Did you fall for it?

843 days ago


"Celebrities" do not have to live in California. The Pap comes with the territory.

843 days ago


There needs to be open season on paparazzi .

843 days ago


He took his shoe off to use as a make shift boxing glove; a white trash tip he probably got from his dbag dad. God forbid he break his favorite finger.

843 days ago


As a tremendous favor to Justin the media, paps, fans, all of them should just ignore him. Every place he goes, no photographers, let him live in peace. See how that goes.

843 days ago


Dweebier is such a Puss. What is going to happen when all of the 12 year old girls realize he is a douche?

843 days ago


Anyone else notice 1 of Justin's shoes is missing? Lol Biebs is so badass he only needs 1 shoe to kick some ass!

843 days ago


Just another illegal alien "paparrazo" stalking celebs for a few dollars so the agencies can make big bucks. Build a wall and deport them all.....

843 days ago


Guys, in case you havent noticed its a SOCK he's wearing on his right foot. Not two different shoes..

843 days ago

mudassir khan    

my so swet hait hi me mudassir khn in pakistan and you justain biebar i love jan i mass you

843 days ago

john j    

Why is he floating on one foot, pic is a fix?

843 days ago

john j    

Photog needs to be deported, not a bieber junkie, but nobody has the right to block you in, and start a confrontation for a paycheck. DEPORT, ones less s*** bag in this country.

843 days ago


I say deport the papsmere papparazzi, he looks like a brazer. It is california after all. As for the lawyer he can go with him, theres alot of cases in mexico he can try.

843 days ago


Heeeyyy! Isn't this the same guy Bieber's body guard had a fight with awhile ago? It looks like the same dude minus about 20 pounds.

843 days ago


When did stalking and harassment become legal?? talk about the pot suing the kettle! This has got to stop already. Their not deserving of the word paparazzi or photographer. They are low life pieces of garbage who buy a camera and spend their days harassing 'celebs' and their families. I've seen them in NYC hiding behind postal boxes and garbage cans. They really belong in a garbage can. I hope Justin countersues for this, and all the other 'celebs' start to also. This falls under 'stalker' laws.

843 days ago
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