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L.A. Now Live: Discuss latest on Scott Sterling, Justin Bieber cases

January 2, 2013 |  8:37 am

Times reporter Andrew Blankstein will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. Wednesday to discuss the latest on two crime-related stories: the investigation into the death of Scott Sterling, and the photographer who died while trying to snap pictures of Justin Bieber's car.

Sterling, the son of Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found dead at his Malibu home late Tuesday night. He had not been seen by family and friends for at least two days before he was found, authorities said.

Investigators were looking into the death as a possible drug overdose, Sheriff's officials said. It will be several weeks before a cause of death is determined, pending toxicology tests.

Blankstein will also discuss the death of a photographer who was hit by a car Tuesday after taking pictures of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari.

The incident took place on Sepulveda Boulevard near Getty Center Drive shortly before 6 p.m., officials said. A friend of Bieber was driving the sports car when it was pulled over on the 405 Freeway for a traffic stop by the California Highway Patrol, according to LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez.

The photographer arrived at the scene, got out of his car and crossed Sepulveda to take photos. He was hit by a car as he went back across the street to his own vehicle, officials said.