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Photog's Last Call

He Absolutely Believed

Justin Was Smoking [AUDIO]

1/2/2013 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The last person to speak with the photog who was killed Tuesday following Justin Bieber's car tells TMZ ... Chris Guerra was quite sure Justin had been smoking pot while driving earlier in the day.

The person who spoke with Chris at 5:16 PM -- less than an hour before he was killed -- did not want us to use his name.  He's also a photog who took Chris under his wing, and says Chris was one of his closest friends.

He also says he believes Justin is partly to blame for Chris' death because of the singer's reckless driving history and alleged pot smoking which made it a big story to follow.

As for Miley Cyrus' comments, he says, "Good Christians that I know ... don't throw stones at people who get killed."

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166.

Carolan    

As if Bieber is in any way responsible! Please! What a load of crap! Sorry the guy is dead but he's the one that took dangerous chances to "catch" Justin in the act.

638 days ago
167.

hummm    

3,2,1 ambulance chasers goooooooooooooo

638 days ago
168.

ivan    

two points: His driving history is no different from millions who are ticketed every day for driving a little fast or parking in the wrong place-it does not make him a thug or criminal.
Also, the pot charge is an allegation-we don't know if it was made up as a juicy story to sell. This has happened in the past. Cops have searched his car in the past several times and found nothing.

638 days ago
169.

musiclvr224    

Now tell me how Justin Bieber's driving (if he was even the one behind the wheel), and whether high or not, has anything to do with this guy stepping out into traffic. I mean this is just stupid. He was warned by the cop not to come over and he still tried to. It's not Justin's fault that this photog was an idiot for obviously not checking the road well enough.

638 days ago
170.

Susan62509    

What started this? Justin's friend speeding on the freeway!!! Every story has a beginning, middle and end and Justin's friend, knew Justin's car was marked by the Paps and would be followed.

Beiber's tweet to inspire legislation was not only ignorant (because it's against the law to speed) but not one word from him expressed sympathy or understanding to the dealth of this young Pap.

If a celebrity doesn't want the Paps following them for photo's, then don't buy a flashy car that draws attention to yourself. Privacy works both ways.

638 days ago
171.

Mark    

I'm not a fan of Justina Beiber and I don't see how she is to blame for any of this. This photog that was such good friends with the dude Chris that got killed is to blame. He should have taught him a little better. You failed your friend anonymous photog. And Smoking weeds is not a story.

638 days ago
172.

Brooke    

You were so close you won't put your name out there, but you put partial blame on Justin? Get a life. No matter what celebrities do or how reckless they are, you don't have to photograph it. You all are so smart you should have know he was not the driver. It is also Justin's fault that there was a story out there of him maybe smoking pot? There was a story he got a woman pregnant to which was false. This is a lowlife way to make a living and your good friend paid the ultimate price.

638 days ago
173.

Dave    

That alleged weed-smoking canadian is to blame.

638 days ago
174.

musiclvr224    

With that kind of logic, why don't the family members of dead firefighters sue the people whose hour or business caught fire? Firefighters are aware of the risks that come with the job so photogs who stalk celebrities should realize the risk with theirs too. And in the case it was just plain stupidity that killed this photog. I'm sorry for his family and friends but the guy was at fault for his own death.

638 days ago
175.

Tammy LM    

SERVES HIM RIGHT! How's that for offensive comments? JERK! He got exactly what he deserved for chasing someone out of sheer greed. That's exactly what you photogs do. You HARRASS PEOPLE for pictures to sell. That's YOUR choice douch! Why don't you get a real job?! Then you idiots wouldn't be running around in the street getting in the way of police doing their jobs and other cars that have a right to be on the road. That's exactly what your friend deserved! I can't believe the nuts on you for even suggesting it's Justin's fault for being so popular and "allegedly" smoking weed earlier that day making your friend ten times nosier to follow him and take pictures.

You sound like a rapist saying to the victim, "You shouldn't have worn that sexy outfit, and made me rape you"

Or blaming tha children of Sandy Hook Elementary school that got shot for getting in the way of that gunman's bullets. You're a complete moron and it should have been you right along with your friend that got hit! I hope it's you next!

638 days ago
176.

bob    

Would it really surprise anyone that that little punk ass bitch Justin Beiber smokes weed? Gimme a break.

638 days ago
177.

Sher    

Oooooh, I see, Justin is a 'good story' so that removes the pap's blame for being careless? Sorry, this is ONLY the Paps fault, and yes, I feel SO bad for the poor driver who has to live with this because the pap had to have his picture!!

638 days ago
178.

Landshark    

Bieber is 0% responsible for this guys death, the photog is 100% responsible. He determined that getting a photo of a celebrity was more important than looking both ways before crossing a busy highway.
His friend is a complete tool for suggesting Bieber has any responsibility. To justify his actions and try to deflect blame on Beiber by bringing up his previous driving record and then pump up the volume but suggesting drug use is even more pathetic.
Where are the pics of Bieber smoking pot?... Oh yeah, he didn't get that one.
He was really focused on his job and loved what he did... but he didn't notice Bieber didn't even get in the car.
I'm starting to understand why this pap thought "walk into traffic" comes before "look both ways" in the order of importance when crossing the street.

638 days ago
179.

Ric    

All the photogs surely can kiss J B A.$.$. It is not his fault this guy was an idiot.

638 days ago
180.

hunter    

You try to be inconspicuous when gettimg high in a car. What better car to do it in than a white Ferrari.

638 days ago
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