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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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46.

zra1974    

haha. conyah you are soooo stupid it isn't even funny. on wait, it is funny. in fact, its damn hilarious.

461 days ago
47.

UNLV1990    

Kanye is completely out of control. Looks like assault to me, he'll do some time.

461 days ago
48.

Dan    

"viciously attacked" LOL really? *******

461 days ago
49.

Vote2012    

Looks like black on white violence to me...I guess liberal California does not have the stand your ground laws. If it happened here where I live this guy would be blown away in 2 seconds if he laid a hand on me

461 days ago
50.

jo    

i want to see the mugshot

461 days ago
51.

UNLV1990    

This could be a hate crime, the department of justice needs to investigate!

461 days ago
52.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Krazy kanye

461 days ago
53.

FLO    

Get him on both charges, he had no right to lay hands on the papper or his property.
If Kweezie had kept his hand to himself the papper would not have needed medical treatment.
Kindergarten 101 hands are not for hurting!

461 days ago
54.

TJ    

I am not sure if Kim Kardashian knows what she has gotten herself into, with her black dude. Bad advice from mommy dearest, on this one. (Get knocked up).
Why is she ashamed to be seen in public,anyway??

461 days ago
55.

b    

What's new? All the same

461 days ago
56.

b    

There all the same

461 days ago
57.

b    

Kim must be proud. Her father helped clear OJ now she has one of her own. Good Luck

461 days ago
58.

misgia    

Haha abouy motherfngk time! This Bitch deserves what he gets

461 days ago
59.

brad    

Looks like the paps might have to run out and get a concealed carry gun permit in order to deal with crazed, violent celebrities.

TMZ or somebody should at least hire some former mixed martial arts guys to take pictures of thugs with anger management issues like Kanye West.

I bet one little judo arm lock move would be all it takes to make him start whining and crying ... caught on tape hopefully. :)

461 days ago
60.

HLyWDgreg    

I don't think 'Chipmonk" can buy his way out of this one, they have him on video assaulting a pap, maybe him and CB can carpool to court.

461 days ago
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