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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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46.

dreamon    

When you're on the road, it is YOUR responsibility to See, Think, and Do. What if this photog had been the one who hit and killed another road user? Would you still "partly" blame JB? Chris being dead does not suddenly release him from culpability. To the photogs of LA... take responsibility for your actions and for christ's sake, take care on the road. You're NOT above the law...and as u can now see...ur not above death either. R.I.P

622 days ago
47.

Blanche    

Everything about the way this is written pisses me off.

622 days ago
48.

REGGIE    

I DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR THIS STUPID GUY. I THINK THESE PAP. NEED TO ALL BE THROWN IN JAIL. ONE LESS IS BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

622 days ago
49.

Pancho    

How could anyone blame Justin Bieber for this? These guys stalk these people so it was bound to happen. Everyone has a job or hustle, but he placed himself in this situation. It is sad for the kid, but you cannot blame Bieber.

622 days ago
50.

lalet    

Seriously? You blame Justin for the death because it was a "big story" ? hahahahaha wow!! Its Unbelievable how today's society does not understand the concept of personal responsibility.

622 days ago
51.

david    

i feel bad for everybody involved and their familys...its a sad situation,but in no way is Justin to blame....the way these people chase celebs around is just dangerous....im surprised this sort of thing doesnt happen more often...

622 days ago
52.

narcaplexy    

Wow, relax people! TMZ isn't "smearing" anyone, they are just reporting that the paparazzi who was killed believed Bieber was smoking pot; they aren't accusing him of anything. If you don't like TMZ, there are many other news sources you can look to for information instead... No need to complain and throw a fit.

622 days ago
53.

karlew    

And the gene pool just got a little better.

622 days ago
54.

Malicon    

Another Horrible story on a Horrible website.

"It's Justin Beiber's fault that a s*** sucking Paparazzi gets themselves killed running across a highway."

622 days ago
55.

Mariann    

Ok! If he was smoking? Now what? That gives them/him no right to chase someone down and totally disregard the safety of EVERYONE! That's just anexcuse for his inappropriate and poor decision. Laws really need to be put in place to protect these peopele from themselves! Tragic nonetheless!

622 days ago
56.

xlllllllx    

Just found out Chris Guerra may be the true identity of Douchebag Dave. Wondered what he would do with his life. That is one less unemployment check us taxpayers will have to cover. Saddest part is the world may never know if that 18yo singer smoked some reefer yesterday... If that pap was one of your closest friends, you might want to start hanging out on the freeway yourself to make this story a win-win-win.

622 days ago
57.

Brian    

So for this PAP'S actions people wanna blame JB. It is the paps fault and not to mention what the person who hit the pap must be going through.

622 days ago
58.

SeeLiveMusic    

What a loser this guy's friend is. Justin is not to blame, even partly, but you know who is? YOU. You're the one who got him into this disgraceful occupation. You're the only one who has blood on his hands, pal. Not Bieber, not the driver who had some jerk jump in front of his car. Sleep on that, loser. It takes a really special kind of despicable person to try to project upon someone else responsibility for which you should be taking yourself.
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You're like the friend who gave him his first hit of heroin and blames everyone else when he OD's. Honestly, this guy's "friend" is a truly disgusting person.

622 days ago
59.

Mallory    

I'm sure his friend is hurting, but to blame Bieber for this is completely illogical. The only way that logic would fly is if Bieber paid him to take his pictures.

622 days ago
60.

unknown46    

How can anyone even blame Justin for this? He wasn't even in the car! AND the reason he was driving recklessly is because of the paps CHASING HIM DOWN.

622 days ago
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