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Justin Bieber

Photog Killed

After Chasing Bieber's Ferrari

1/2/2013 8:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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7:30AM PST:
Justin released a statement, saying ... "Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."

8:40PM PST
Justin Bieber was not in the Ferrari ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.  We're told one of Justin's friends was driving and another friend was in the passenger seat.

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A paparazzo attempting to shoot photos of Justin Bieber's Ferrari was hit by another car and killed this evening -- although Bieber was NOT behind the wheel of the Ferrari ... TMZ has learned.  

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Bieber's white Ferrari was pulled over by California Highway Patrol for speeding on the 405 ... near the Getty Center in LA.   The CHP directed the driver to pull off the freeway, onto Sepulveda Blvd.

According to our sources, Bieber was DEFINITELY not driving at the time.

We're told a paparazzo -- who was following the Ferrari at the time of the pull over -- attempted to snap pics while officers conducted the traffic stop.

The photog then crossed Sepulveda to snap pics and was told twice by the CHP to go back to his car on the other side of the road.  When the photog tried crossing back, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed back and was killed.

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Our sources say drugs and alcohol were not a factor for the driver of the vehicle that hit the photog.

LAPD is now on scene investigating the incident.

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196.

LISA    

I just read about this in the SUN. They have a photo, as well as a statement from Justin Bieber:


Bieber said: "While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim.


"Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves."


Please be kind, everyone ... it appears the victim's aunt is reading these comment.

472 days ago
197.

woodin    

other articles are reporting that the police order the camera guy to return to his vehicle, so ya gotta ask if the situation was so dangerous why would the police direct the guy to cross traffic?

472 days ago
198.

kathy589    

what Kim responded I'm surprised that any one can earn $6173 in one month on the computer. did you look at this webpage jump15.com

472 days ago
199.

Vince    

Who cares....maybe if a few more of those morons get run over then some of the entertainers will get some peace and quiet for a change

472 days ago
200.

jamesprabud    

Really, this is sad.

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472 days ago
201.

roll3567    

finally this proves it...justin bieber KILLS!

472 days ago
202.

jamesprabud    

Really this is very sad.

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472 days ago
203.

huynhtong    

OMG. R.I.P. Photographer............

472 days ago
204.

mike    

too bad it was only one pap.

pap destroy a common person's life now too.

472 days ago
205.

Rich    

One less, next!

472 days ago
206.

speakMYbrain    

HAHA I HOPE THEY ALL LEARN NOW!

472 days ago
207.

arn7777    

those _____ had it comin! Take heed TMZ & other buyers of these pix, is it really worth it????

I wont go as far as to say 'they have blood on their hands' but after Diana, one wonders!

472 days ago
208.

mike    

too bad it was only one pap. when will the pap & celeb rag publishers learn - when will all of you who drool over celeb news learn?

now the pap are destroying regular people's lives too, that drive will have to live with this idiot's death.

472 days ago
209.

al baby    

Idea for a new reality show "The deadliest Picture"

472 days ago
210.

Yu Lee    

This happens when the silly courts drop charges against Paul Raef, the aggressive pap who was dangerously speeding and stalking Justin!

Paps chase Princess Di; SHE DIES! Paps chase Justin; PAP DIES! Obviously someone in Heaven looks after him!

..BREAKING NEWS ... police reveal name of driver who run over and killed PAPARAZZI who chased Justin's car = CHUCK NORRIS .................LOL

Tonight we can all sleep peacefully cuz not only there's "One Less Lonely Girl" but also there's "One Less Pap Chasing Justin" !!! ...........LOL

How sad = the Pap died but HEY his photo survived = Hurray !!!

Did anyone snap the Pap getting splattered? Now that's a picture I'd pay to see!

Seriously, its so cruel to say the PAPARAZZI finally got what they deserve! but they ARE ALWAYS chasing, stalking & harrassing, they rob all his privacy, make his life bitter, and drive him into real danger when he lost his temper! and the hypocrite calls that a good photo!

Basically Paparazzi are now totally REDUNDANT cuz both Alfredo and Justin takes his own photo and posts himself on Instagram, facebook and links on Twitter!

Finally, i sure hope Justin does NOT feel guilty over PAPARAZZI death! Please don't give up now - you're the one telling the world to NEVERSAYNEVER!

472 days ago
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