Bieber paparazzi photographer killed

JO CASAMENTO
Last updated 01:00 03/01/2013
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A paparazzi photographer has been killed in Los Angeles on New Year's Day while attempting to take pictures of a Ferrari belonging to Justin Bieber.

The unidentified photographer was fatally struck by the car when he stepped out of his own car to take pictures of Bieber's vehicle. He was struck by a passing vehicle on Sepulveda Boulevard, near The Getty Centre.

LA police office James Stoughton told media the photographer died at a hospital shortly after the crash. He also said no charges would be filed against the motorist who hit the man.

According to online reports, the singer's white Ferrari had been stopped by police on Tuesday evening during a routine traffic stop. Bieber was not in the car at the time of the accident and his reps have not yet made a statement.

According to TMZ website the teen idol had loaned the car to two friends - who were apparently warned by a California Highway Patrol officer that the situation was unsafe.

The snapper was said to be following the Ferrari prior to it being pulled over by police. There were no drugs or alcohol involved.

In the last year, Bieber has been chased on several occasions by photographers - sparking an anti-paparazzi debate in the US.

"It's a dangerous situation," one local paparazzo in Sydney told Fairfax Media. "It's a risky profession and, I'm very sad to say it, but it's easy to see how it happened."

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