LA photographer hit by car, dies after trying to take pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2013 - 2:05 PM
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A roadside memorial for a paparazzo, who was killed by a car while darting across a street after taking pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari, is seen near the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. A paparazzo was struck and killed by a car while darting across a street after taking pictures of Justin Bieber's Ferrari when it was pulled over along a freeway in Los Angeles, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Photo: Jae C. Hong, ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP

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LOS ANGELES - Police say a paparazzo was hit by a car and killed after taking photos of Justin Bieber's Ferrari sports car in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police Officer James Stoughton says the man died at a hospital Tuesday evening. Stoughton says Bieber was not in the car at the time.

Sgt. Rudy Lopez told the Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/ZTtuCt) that the pop star's friend was driving the car when it was pulled over for a traffic stop. It was parked on a busy street when the photographer arrived.

Police say the man was struck by a car as he returned to his own car.

Stoughton says no charges are expected against the motorist who hit the man.

A call to a Bieber publicist was not immediately returned.

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