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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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181.

Dave    

Justin, you need to smoke out at home so no one gets hurt. Have a big smoke party at the house; invite Miley; maybe do a seance while you are stoned and contact the dead pap to see if he blames you for his death.

623 days ago
182.

Asmarlak    

"Good Christians that I know ... don't throw stones at people who get killed." Well, good Christians don't STALK people either.

623 days ago
183.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

I'm not a JB fan, but let's put the "blame" where it belongs. JB is in no way responsible for this guys actions. Unfortunately for the guy, he was just to anxious to get the story that it cost him his life. No pic is worth losing your life over.

623 days ago
184.

luke    

Why are you guys even pitching what the photog "absolutely believed" as though it justifies anything. Smoking or not, (not like its his parolle officer trying to catchim smoking) the photog had it comming and therest of them should watch out too. No sympathy, sorry.

623 days ago
185.

Tex-Us    

RIP Chris. As senseless as this was, it's still tragic and I pray for his family.

His friend is either in shock or completely detached from reality. No one to blame here but the guy who didn't look both ways.

The ongoing victim is the person who hit him, and the children in the backseat. Prayers for them as well.

I get no enjoyment when people get hurt or when a life is lost, but I hope this opens up some discussions to create real change in the circus that exists around LaLa-Land. No celebrity (especially Bieber) is worth such chaos and the dangerous pursuits for a photo.

623 days ago
186.

JBIZ    

1 down.....

623 days ago
187.

ria    

Why would it be shocking to know that Justin smoke weed? I'm sure he's experienced bigger drugs than that.?cone on, these tween fans need a hobby. They really think that these stars are who they say they are. They are a gimmick, a product. Behind closed doors, they are someone else. When the lights goes off, they drug themselves to sleep. They are not happy like on their videos. They are treated like a product, they have handlers. They have no say. You Tweens have and hold the power. You can make someone famous just as easily make them "un-famous" by not buying anything. I don't care for any celebs. I might like someone as a singer or an actor but that's it. You won't see me going crazy, you won't see me defending them.

623 days ago
188.

all about the money    

I am no fan of Bieber but seriously this guy thinks hes "partly" to blaime? Because his buddy was a low life pap chasing people around, invading private lives, endangering others all for a picture? Tragic someone died but its only a matter of time till either the paps cause some celb to die (Princes Diana) or the pap forgets safety chasing the scoop and dies.

623 days ago
189.

JennieOPP19    

Ambition is costly, he wanted that story so bad that he was willing to risk his life to break it...So lets direct the blame accordingly, everyone has family, he didn't factor that in when he crossed a freeway! Don't sugar coat it because he has a family, because he was a "good" guy, he did something stupid.

623 days ago
190.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

What's all this about a crime-fighting beaver?

623 days ago
191.

Shan    

That reckless photog killed himself, tramatiuzed others and people like that should be kept off the roads. The paps are outta control and I am thankful he didn't kill an innocent...he just caused unending guilt for some poor soul. His friend speaking out is a twit. Absolute brainless twit. He needs to realize that his friend endangered others by his own choice...choosing to be a pap, choosing to drive recklessly to get a story... blaming someone else is just a way for him to not see the part he plays in this ugly business.

623 days ago
192.

turtle lady    

Please remember a life was lost here, he was someones family memeber and could have been any of ours. May he RIP. Nobody is perfect and everyone on this pages loves all the pictures and gossip so you all need to stop!

623 days ago
193.

Mars    

I don't care if Justin was smoking crack while getting blown by a male hooker with a goat looking on from the back seat, that is no reason to stand out in the road and put other drivers at risk.

623 days ago
194.

ashlea    

all these nasty comments......someone lost their life n someone saying he deserved it no i pray one day we can all spread love n comfort those who mourn instead of cast judgement like yall are gods...may God forgive you all and comfort the chris's family during this difficult time....

623 days ago
195.

suzica    

I feel bad for the guys family, but this is what happens when you invade someone's privacy. No celebrity is a "story" they are human beings. Stalking them for a picture is not worth their lives. Maybe there will be a change in law on how close they can get to celebrities.

623 days ago
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