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Kanye West

FELONY Suspect for Attempted Robbery

7/20/2013 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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5:28 PM PT --
The victim wants to press charges against Kanye ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  What's more, our sources say he's been interviewed by cops and they've determined he did indeed suffer injuries during the attack.  Cops will refer the case to the D.A. as a felony attempted robbery and not a battery case.  The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge.

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Kanye West
has been named a felony suspect in the LAX attack Friday afternoon ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... police suspect Kanye committed an attempted robbery when he assaulted a photog at the airport and tried to jack his camera.

The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide Unit and cops are currently putting a file together.

Our sources say the case will be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution.

The victim was taken to the hospital after the attack.  His condition is unknown.
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31.

daved0622    

I am in no way a fan of Kanye but that dude asked for it, Kanye going to jail would be ironic, this time I think he did the right thing.

431 days ago
32.

John    

this is a lie, the local news had said there was no charges filed.

TMZ is a liar, and Kanye should have snapped that pap's neck, TMZ and paps should be curb stomped at every oppurtunity

431 days ago
33.

flsteve79    

I am paparazzi!!

431 days ago
34.

Friscobitch    

Good god! Just show a pic of the dang baby all ready and things will chill a bit. I'm sure PMK will release one the day the royal baby is born to try to steal thunder...

431 days ago
35.

Laura    

It's L.A.--hard to believe Kanye will be held accountable. A child should not be raised around this man--he is out of control, and Pimp Mama should count her blessings that they're not getting married. Not a K-fan, but they need to get this guy out of their lives.

431 days ago
36.

Vote2012    

Just another example what this country now calls news, the country is in a decline and ready to burst and we are suppose to worry about some no talent clown taking a guys camera. Maybe TMZ should focus their attention on all the violence, shootings, unemployment and inflation throughout this country. We will not need Hollywood when this country is destroyed or breaks apart.

431 days ago
37.

eva    

Filthy animal.

431 days ago
38.

Mike L    

Kayne gives n*ggas a bad name.

431 days ago
39.

christy    

better hurry before he flee's to Paris. He's at his bosses house Kris Jenner!! bahahaha

431 days ago
40.

KoKoT    

Where is kanye's son that his sings about ("it's a celebration, bitches") in Late Registration????

431 days ago
41.

Lucky_130    

I can't think of an artist worse than Kanye. His antics take the cake, and I hope he pays for them

431 days ago
42.

UPYOURS    

Yakass The Queen of RABID Pissed Off Chipmunks now. I do not care WHAT a pap said, if he didn't lay hands on the Pissed Off Chipmunk, he had NO business laying hands on the pap. End of Story. I hope the felony charges stick and I hope the paps keep talking to him, just to piss him off. Enough charges he will go to jail and we won't have to hear from or about him again.

431 days ago
43.

Amanda Nelsen     

I don't know why these celebrity's get all pissed with the media following them yeah it must get annoying but fame comes with a price have to take the bad with the good they sure enjoy that money plus he could ignore them he didn't have to act like a jerk and if he really didn't want to be in the media he should have knocked up someone else instead ofthe mmedia queen

431 days ago
44.

TJ    

What a bunch of bologna!!!

431 days ago
45.

Alias    

Some people just have a very hard time controlling themselves; they MUST attack people physically.

....Trayvon....Kanye.....

431 days ago
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