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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

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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I feel terrible for the family of this kid who died trying to get a photo of a useless celebrity.

That having been said, this is a perfect example of how reckless the papps are. I support the papp registration proposal, that would require EVERY papparazzi to register with the LAPD, which would then run background checks on them & screen out those who are criminal, not professional or reckless. As it turns out, many of the most aggressive papps have criminal backgrounds; some were gangbangers, some were drug dealers, others are just plain reckless and are a huge danger to the public. Eliminating them, and making illegal the purchase (by a news service, company like TMZ or any publication) of any picture they take will do a lot to clean up the mess these guys cause; it'll definitely prevent unprofessional kids like this guy from basically killing themselves to get a photo...

657 days ago


Why would this be Justin's fault? These crazy photags put themselves in danger by doing stupid things to get a frigging picture!

657 days ago


What an idiot! Yes Justin is to blame bc he may have been doing something story worthy? Grow the f.u.c.k up! Unless he ran him over he has nothing to do with it. Ur retard of a friend apparently never learned to watch for cars travelling at fast speeds on the road.... It's easy turn head to right, look. Turn head to left, look. If car coming don't move if car not coming move!

657 days ago


You know if the law changes to make paparazzi illegal this is the only way TMZ will have a down fall lets hope it does!

657 days ago


Hey tmz where is the photo of the kid splattered all over the highway cause he is a star

657 days ago

paul a.    

Blaming Justin for this is a wild stretch......It's irresponsible for TMZ to even report that

657 days ago


So now that we have had a day full of Kartrashian and company it is time for Bieber Crap. I winder how many payrolls Harvey is on?

657 days ago


I may be restating what someone has already pointed out but this guy does realize Justin wasn't even in the car right?

657 days ago


The Family of the vidio photographer should Sue the Photo Agency for Training him to Stalk Celebrities at all cost,,,AKM-GSI MEDIA should be out of Business soon,,,,,,,,,NEXT X-17

657 days ago

Roger Mendez    

So let me get this straight TMZ. Some idiot who cant get a real job chases down Justin Beiber to snap a picture that he will sell to you for a ridiculous amount of money and crash's and kills himself, and you blame beibs? How is this any way his fault? First off he's breaking the law and driving recklessly, And his ambition is fueled by your need to broadcast everything justin does just so your ****ty little t.v. show can get some ratings. You are the ones making these paparazzi do unethical things to make a dolaar because in the end YOU ARE THE ONES PAYING THEM. Quit blaming justin and take responsibilities for your own actions.

657 days ago

Bobo Frog    

Justin is to blame for this photog stalking him????? And now this photog's friend is making unsubstantiated claims about Justin driving and smoking pot....and at the same time trying to demonize pot??? It makes it even easier to write of this photog's death.

657 days ago


He was trying to prove Justin smoked weed but 1) Justin wasn't in the car 2) he proved absolutely nothing 3) he died. Damn. And you would think this would make the other photogs learn. Nope.

657 days ago


ENOUGH ALREADY! TMZ, don't you realize that KIM KARDASHIAN is Pregnant???? Please stop covering this tragic situation and get back to kissing K-Trash-Butt

657 days ago


Sell whats left of his camera equiptment to pay for the damage to the car

657 days ago


Damn rookies

657 days ago
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