Justin Bieber Suspected in Battery Case

A photographer claims Biebs served him a beat down over the weekend.

Posted: 05/29/2012 10:55 AM EDT
Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber isn't a little boy anymore — just ask the Calabasas photographer who's accusing him of battery. The young pop phenom reportedly got into a scuffle with paparazzo over the weekend, and now he's a suspect in a police investigation.

The incident reportedly took place Sunday afternoon outside a mall in the California town where Justin lives. According to TMZ, Bieber was trying to leave the mall with girlfriend Selena Gomez, but the photographer blocked his car in and tried to take his picture. Bieber asked the photog to get out of the way, but he declined and some sort of physical altercation ensued.

The "Boyfriend" singer and Gomez took off shortly after the incident, but the photographer called 911 and was driven away from the scene in an ambulance, according to eyewitnesses. He complained of torso pain and filed a report with the police.

Now investigators want to speak with Bieber — who could be facing a misdemeanor battery charge — as well as Gomez.

The 18-year-old pop star is not in a mood to be messed with — earlier in the weekend he was reportedly taking boxing lessons with none other than boxing great Iron Mike Tyson.

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