Police believe that West, 36, committed an attempted robbery when he assaulted a photographer and tried to steal his camera, law enforcement sources tell the site. The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide unit as the authorities assemble a case. The case will then be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office for possible prosecution.
TMZ videotaped West's entire confrontation with a photographer, which occurred Friday when West was leaving the airport. As West walked to his car, a photographer peppered him with questions. West suddenly charged the photographer and grabbed his camera. The photographer eventually got it away from West, who got in a car and drove off.
The photographer was taken to the hospital after the incident. His condition is unknown.
Watch the incident unfold here: