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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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91.

Deweycheatemandhow    

So, let's be clear...your GF makes all her money by just being out there in front of the cameras, and you make yours partly as a celebrity. So now you are going to get upset at the paparazzii? They MADE you two. Sure, they can go far but there is no free lunch (well, except for them)

276 days ago
92.

uliar    

lol. just saw the tape. the guy wasn't hurt.

276 days ago
93.

elias    

He just mad cuz Ray J has a bigger *** than him n he knows that for a fact cuz he saw it on the internet n cuz of that his hoe cant lie to him that he is the biggest she ever had .. so u guys need to understand what his going through..his baby mamma is all over the internet sucking **** we would probably be always pissed off as he is..
anyways i think all this paparazzi should go take pictures of talented ppl not garbage.. but i guess thats what makes money this days being garbage not talented

276 days ago
94.

USArmy    

He is one of those angry black men who think they can do anything to anyone and not suffer the consequences. LOCK HIM UP!!!

276 days ago
95.

Karma    

The paps need to boycott this guy, ignore him, walk right past him like he doesn't exist, don't speak to or look at him. Make him become irrelevant.

276 days ago
96.

Whatevs    

This is hilarious to me because I usually skip right over stories about this guy. The fact that he puts himself in legal trouble "protecting his privacy" cracks me up - he should be glad there's someone who even cares! I can't be the only one who feels this way. . .

276 days ago
97.

D$D    

It is apparent the reason why he acts this way is because he can't come out the closet and this leaves him frustrated!!!! One day he will come out the closet and once he's free he will be happier!!!! TRUTH....HE'S GAY

276 days ago
98.

Notaparazzzi    

This would have gotten really interesting, if that photog would have punched Kanye in the face instead of cowering when Kanye apparently tried to steal his camera.

276 days ago
99.

INTHEZONE    

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more robbery

276 days ago
100.

Me    

If he isn't the most sullen, miserable piece of dogs--t there ever was.

276 days ago
101.

Ant    

Kanye did nothing wrong. Tmz, get out of his SPACE, penis breaths.

276 days ago
102.

INTHEZONE    

its 100% legal to shoot someone committing a felony

276 days ago
103.

BB not bb    

The guy is smiling the whole time. This is like his big payday. Now he can sue and wont have to work any more. Kanye knew it but couldn't resist attacking anyway.


I don't know, it used to be if someone was provoking you, you could defend yourself. I wonder if the blacks will riot in the street about Kanye not being allowed to attack a man who was following him.


The man is white too, for real this time.

276 days ago
104.

Cj    

What's going to happen when his baby starts asking tough questions? Is he going to beat her too?

276 days ago
105.

chris    

Put this punk in jail please.

276 days ago
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