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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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481 COMMENTS

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226.

Mike    

Good.

574 days ago
227.

Nikki    

Like said before, it's sad that he spent the last hours of his life chasing a stoned teenage boy. And for what? A couple thousand. What difference does it make when you die in such a shameful way.....

574 days ago
228.

ashlea    

he was doing his job to provide for his family and loved ones y are you all being judgemental *****holes some one lost their life n yall just bitchin....

574 days ago
229.

AllanBedrew    

To Watch the Video of Paparazzo Accident Killed enter here : http://goalshighlights.com/2013/01/02/paparazzo-killed-after-taking-photos-of-justin-bieber-ferrari/

574 days ago
230.

all about the money    

1 pap down how many more to go? I mean seriously he was instructed to go back to his car but kept thinking he was above the law and in the end he got himself killed. More tragic/funny that the pap is now reported on the verge of a scoop of Bieber smoking the mary jane (OMG How horrible is that...oh wait its just weed). Too bad Bieber wasnt EVEN IN THE CAR when this pap put his scoop ahead of his safety.

Tragic that someone lost their life. But I can't help but feel that there is some irony to this whole thing because it was a pap chasing after someone, risking other peoples lives, and not obiding by the law that ended up dead. As someone said...Karma?

574 days ago
231.

Truth is here    

This is sad. But who does something so dumb to get a picture of "Justin"? Honestly....

574 days ago
232.

AT    

You spend all that money but the color you choose is white. Now that is embarrassing. No taste in fine automobiles. Sad for the death but maybe it will get people to decide to NOT take pictures of meaningless things.

574 days ago
233.

scheylla    

Now I'm sorry for his family.

574 days ago
234.

QueenB    

Even in Justin was'nt driving he needs to be taught a lesson.HE KNOWS paparazzi are always on his tail and HE CHOOSES to take them on HIGH SPEED CHASES endangering them, others ,and himself . He acts like if he is'nt trying to get NOTICED yet he drives around in flashy cars, trying to get noticed...He's such a LIL PUNK B.ITCH.....Without the paparazzi he would'nt be as big a star as he is ...He's PHUCKEN ANNOYING...

574 days ago
235.

Jimmyzee    

Good...All Paparazzi deserve to Die

574 days ago
236.

DucNut    

OMG THIS IS HORRIBLE NEWS!!!!!

I feel HORRIBLE for the poor bumper, front grill and windshield of the SUV.....RIP

First Darwin award canidate for 2013!!!!

574 days ago
237.

NocturnalDirtPeople    

Live by the camera die by the camera.

574 days ago
238.

tony    

good the fools that dont follow directions are also the reason that we have so many warning lables and restrictions and why this country is going down the drain fast

574 days ago
239.

Bill Leslie    

haha - owned.

574 days ago
240.

Tmmy Abrigg    

Got exactly what was coming to him.Nice way to make a living.

574 days ago
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