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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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76.

Phoenicks    

So wait- if Justin wasn't even in the car, how is he partly to blame?
Just admit that paparazzo are douchebags and that this one got caught in a foolish situation thinking about money and not his own personal safety.

602 days ago
77.

nORRis8    

Whos this Miley cyrus guy?

602 days ago
78.

catherine    

unfortunately it was an accident waiting to happen!!

602 days ago
79.

pix    

I am not sorry, this other photographer who blames Justin is a low life. What a true s*** bag. I hope the woman who hit him sues his estate for the mental distress she has been put through.

602 days ago
80.

Italia    

He [Chris Guerra] 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.
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Ha! That's crazy! I'm sure Justin Bieber prefers NOT to be followed, now a Papparazzi wants to try to imply that the Papparazzi ought to get "paid" to follow celebrities that don't want to be followed?
Crazy as all hell to try to pretend that Justin Bieber would in any way be responsible for some stranger who is following him. Nuts!

602 days ago
81.

Tnvolgirl in Phoenix    

Wow really? Its Justins fault? Your anon source is an idiot..... His "friend" chose to chase the car and made the choice to not listen to the police. Keeping your own kinds identity a secret is bullshi* TMZ. You guys are really going down hill.
This guy freelanced for you. Makes you almost as bad as he was. Anything for a story? Even if its endangering the general public? Its sad that someone lost a loved one. BUT, this guy got what he deserved for being an aggressive pap.

602 days ago
82.

BellaJ    

So his friend is too much of a p.u.s.s.y to let you use him name but he insists this is JB's fault when he wasn't even in the GD car! TMZ you have sunk to a new low printing this shyt!

602 days ago
83.

J    

It is not his responsibility to figure out who is smoking pot, or who is not. It is his responsibility to not put himself or others in danger. Which Paps do every day.

602 days ago
84.

Ron Burgundy    

Who cares if he was smoking pot. there are many musicians who smoke pot. also, the photograph should have looked both ways, maybe he was the one smoking.

602 days ago
85.

Paul    

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.
Man people are so sick today. This guy is going to sue Justin for money now. Sick

602 days ago
86.

HuckChinn    

He isn't the first person to be hit by a car, and killed, on that stretch of road. It is pitch black on that portion of Sepulveda. Thoughts are with his family and with the person who struck him. Terrors all around.

602 days ago
87.

thomas    

I feel bad for the driver that hit the stupid photographer. There's no excuse for stalking celebs by following them at high speeds in cars. I don't care about Bieber as long as he doesn't hurt anyone else.

602 days ago
88.

Nerun    

Lol that guy that thinks is justin fault should be run over to so he can be with his friend

602 days ago
89.

Meg    

Justin bieber is a douche but he had nothing to do with this guys death. He walked in traffic and died, irregardless of what he was doing. Even ducks and squirrels look both ways! Even deer run when a car comes close! Darwin at its finest here. I feel bad for him, but his friend trying to blame bieber is a new low and it makes it harder for us to feel bad for the paparazzo.

602 days ago
90.

Miamimimi    

I doubt this "friend" blames Biebs for the big bucks pay out he receives when he sells a stalker photo to gossip sites and mags.

I hope Chris' family will be able to come terms with the loss of their loved one. It is never easy and will take a lot of time, 'specially with everyone writing such nasty things. Whatever he did for a living, he did not deserve to die.
I saw one of his relatives was on the site thanking people when they conveyed their condolences. You can add mine to those, mrs. Guerra.

602 days ago
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