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Paparazzo killed in Los Angeles while photographing Justin Bieber's car

Justin Bieber
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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 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.

Photographer Tibault Malivilian told NBC LA the paparazzo was just doing his job.

"I’m not aware of him doing anything illegal as far as trespassing.  Maybe he did something stupid tonight," Malivilian said. "Some people will say ‘another crazy paparazzo trying to make the money."

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