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Justin Bieber

Battery Suspect

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

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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.

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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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1.

Jasel    

Would have been nice if Bieber kicked his ass.

694 days ago
2.

DSMTWISTOMG    

you spelled selena wrong

694 days ago
3.

Rufus Greenjeans    

The only crime committed here is Justin's footwear choice.

694 days ago
4.

Mikey    

Will Justin miss the One Direction concert?


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694 days ago
5.

MaxDps    

Even I know that dude doesn"t even come close to looking like Bieber. Fake Bieber alert.

694 days ago
6.

Dan    

You got to be one serious candyass to be assaulted by Justin Beiber. How embarassing.

694 days ago
7.

Dan    

Look at his right foot....can anyone say "photoshop"?

694 days ago
8.

Mel*z    

PHFFT!!!!!! Just another opportunistic Parasite trying to suck some money out of an obviously wealthy celebrity..... Get a life.....

694 days ago
9.

ummm?!    

Did he lose his shoe trying to kick the paps a*s*s?

694 days ago
10.

Franko    

Did he hit like a girl?

694 days ago
11.

Ann    

Seriously don't blame him at all. Photographers need to give him a break, actually all celebrities.

694 days ago
12.

John    

SERIOUSLY there should be a law against people just snapping pictures of people. It's an invasion or intrusion of privacy. I'm not famous, but I'd still be pissed if a stranger came in my face snapping a picture. I'd want to break his face too! There really needs to be a law to protect people from this terrible invasion of privacy.

694 days ago
13.

Jack    

Photog has covered all his bases by calling the cops and going to the hospital. Too bad it's a Sunday and a holiday weekend because the lawyer's office will have to wait till Tuesday. Guess it's just more time for him to dream of how he'll spend the fortune.

694 days ago
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Zip    

Come on, that guy can't beat a child like Justin, given Justin's small frame and weight, this is B.S.--this guy is just looking for a lawsuit. The cops should drop the case or face the prospect of getting laughed out of court. I mean, do they really think a jury, either criminal or civil, would convict him? Get real and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend.

694 days ago
15.

Miss.Fox    

Really? Pain in upper torso? People these days lol

694 days ago
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