Justin Bieber wanted for alleged assault on photographer

Justin Bieber is reportedly 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.

Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Wiard says the photographer in question called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest.

Wiard said the scuffle 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.

Wiard says the photographer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.

Bieber and girlfriend Selena reportedly left before deputies arrived, so investigators want to talk to him to get his side of the story.

During the altercation, the Boyfriend singer appeared to grow angry at photographers snapping him and Selena.

Soothing: Thankfully Selena Gomez was on hand to calm her boyfriend down after the incident

The 19-year-old 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.

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.

Justin Bieber’s representative has yet to comment.