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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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196.

Pound Sand    

The only person I feel bad for in this situation is the woman that hit the pap. A friend of mine hit two people with her car in mid 2012. The people were reckless and because of this they both were killed. My friend cannot even think of driving a car again and has sever PTSD now. Her life is forever changed as will be this woman who hit the pap.

595 days ago
197.

peoplearesilly    

No sympathy here. Anyone who does that for a living I have absolutely no respect for. It's out of control. And WHO CARES if Justin smokes weed? No one.

595 days ago
198.

Warren    

"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."

What an idiot!

595 days ago
199.

Dave Noneya    

TMZ your staff are morons .. perhaps the person responsible for the death is the photographer who should not have been in the roadway ..

595 days ago
200.

txhorn80    

I hate to see anyone die needlessly. Most stalkers with cameras(celebrity photographers) are idiots. I am surprised more are not killed. And to blame the celebrity proves my point that they are idiots.

595 days ago
201.

WOW    

THE GUY WAS TRYING TO BREAK A STORY THAT WILL PROBABLY JEOPARDIZES OR EVEN DESTROY BIEBER'S CARRIER , WHO IS DESTROYED NOW . THAT IS HOW YOU END UP TRYING TO RUIN SOMEBODY ELSE LIFE

595 days ago
202.

Jim    

Well, since he was following a car all day that BIEBER WASN'T EVEN IN, who cares what this dead stalker thought? Know what else he thought? He thought he was above the law, he thought he didn't have to listen to the cops, he thought Bieber was in the car and he thought his path back to his car was clear... he was wrong on all counts.

595 days ago
203.

furryorangecat    

The deceased photographer receives the Darwin Award. The police officer on duty warned him he was in harm's way. His intended subject, Justin Bieber, was not in the car. He had been a self declared "pap" for less than a year. He showed no respect for his subject, or his surroundings. He was not married and had no kids.

595 days ago
204.

furryorangecat    

The recently deceased deserves the Darwin Award. He was warned by a police officer that he was in harm's way. His intended subject was not in the car. He was a self declared "photographer" for less than a year, and had no formal training. He did not demonstrate respect for his subject or his surroundings. He had no wife or kids to feed, only his ego.

In life there are honest jobs one can pursue. Being a leach/paparazzo is not an honest or respectful job. Real celebrity photographers have college educations, studios, artistic vision, and permission from the subject to be photographed.

595 days ago
205.

SPEAK-the-TRUTH    

The photographer and his close friends are both idiots for blaming Justin just be like tmz and pay for your info intelligent!!

595 days ago
206.

Crystal    

Oh come on! Bieber partly to blame? For what...he wasn't even there! How is he the blame for people following him, I am sure he would rather them not be following his every move!

595 days ago
207.

George    

It is sad that the guy died. However, for his friend to blame it on JB because he feels that his friend was justified in his actions, is denial at it's finest.

595 days ago
208.

KiidQ    

For every guilty finger pointed at Justin there are 4 guilty fingers pointing right back at you... Lets not blame Justin for the mistakes of 1 irresponsible photog... yes this is tragic but maybe if paparazzi paid as much attention to there own safety and the safety of those around them as they do to getting a picture of Bieber allegedly smoking marijuana then maybe this senseless death would not have occurred..

595 days ago
209.

DaveT    

Sad he's dead, then again he had no problem smearing somebody's reputation and slandering people for profit, so, you know...

595 days ago
210.

SuperSonic    

I don't care if Justin whipped it out and was waving his (mini) dong at people as he was driving. The photog made his own choice to follow someone for a story. The photog put himself in that situation and he paid for it with his life. Paparazzis need to take responsibility for their own actions and police need to enforce.

595 days ago
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