According to LA Police, a paparazzo was hit by a car and killed after attempting to take photos of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari sports car in Los Angeles.
LA police officer, James Stoughton says the man died at the hospital on Tuesday night. Justin Bieber was not in the vehicle, stated the officer. Sgt. Rudy Lopez told the Los Angeles Times that a friend of Bieber was driving the car when it was pulled over for a traffic stop. It was parked on the side of the Sepulveda Boulevard near Getty Center Drive when the photographer arrived. Police say the photographer was hit by a car as he was returning to his own car.
Stroghton says no charges are expected against the motorist who hit the man.
Justin Bieber says his thoughts and prayers are with the family of the paparazzo. In a statement released on Wednesday by Island Def Jam Music Group, the Canadian singer hopes taht the tragedy will inspire legislation to protect the lives of celebrities, police, bystanders, and photographers themselves.