Justin Bieber wanted for questioning after allegedly 'roughing up' a photographer during a date with Selena Gomez
09:24 GMT, 28 May 2012
Teen idol Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators – after a paparazzo complained of being roughed up by the young pop star at a shopping center.
The scuffle allegedly happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of the 18-year-old and his girlfriend Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas today.
Sheriff Lt. Robert Wiard says the photographer in question called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest.
Losing his cool: Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators after a paparazzo complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center
Wiard says the photographer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.
He says Bieber and Gomez left before deputies arrived, so investigators want to talk to him to get his side of the story.
During the altercation, the usually complaint pop star appeared angry and frustrated and girlfriend Selena appeared to be trying to reason with him.
Soothing: Thankfully Selena Gomez was on hand to calm her boyfriend down after the incident
TMZ claims that the paparazzo filed a police report, and alleges that according to law enforcement sources the police are investigating the incident as misdemeanour criminal battery.
While Justin failed to keep calm during the altercation, Selena, 19, was seen helping Justin retrieve his baseball cap and one of his high top trainers after they flew off during the incident.
She also appeared to be saying some soothing words to her beau as she chatted to him while tenderly stroking his arm to calm him down.
Helping hand: Selena rushed to help Justin retrieve his hat and shoe which flew off during the apparent altercation
However the level-headed starlet did look a little concerned during the ordeal.
Meanwhile, Justin had a face like thunder as he put his shoe back on while being comforted by his girlfriend.
The pop star then walked away with his head in his hands seeming somewhat embarrassed at his behaviour.
Lean on me: Selena held on to Justin's shoulder as the Boyfriend singer put his shoe back on
Doting girlfriend: Selena appeared to be offering Justin some soothing words following the incident
Ashamed: Justin then walked away with his head in his hands seeming embarrassed at his behaviour
The incident occurred as the pair were making their way to a cinema to enjoy a movie date.
Along with his plum-coloured hat and trainers that had flown off, Justin was sporting an aquamarine T-shirt and black jeans.
And Selena looked summery in a printed monochrome maxi dress with a split up one side, which she teamed with brown sandals.
Mail Online has contacted a representative for Justin Bieber for comment.
Concerned: While Selena stayed level-headed, she did appear a little worried as she looked on
Date night: The incident took place as the pair were heading to the cinema to watch a movie in Calabasas