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Bieber Paparazzo Death

Photog's Mom Sues CHP

Cops Killed My Son

8/26/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The mother of the paparazzo who was struck and killed by a car back in January -- after chasing Justin Bieber's Ferrari -- is suing the California Highway Patrol, claiming it's the cops' fault her son is dead.

Vickie Guerra -- mother of 29-year-old photog Chris Guerra -- claims in her suit a CHP officer abused his authority by ordering Chris to unsafely cross a busy street.

TMZ broke the story ... Chris had been photographing Bieber's white Ferrari while CHP deputies were writing the driver -- Lil Twist -- a ticket for speeding on the 405 Freeway.

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In her lawsuit, Vickie claims the CHP officer noticed her son snapping photos and in a threatening manner, gesturing with his gun, the cop ordered Chris to keep his distance by crossing the street.

Vickie says her son obliged and was struck by a car traveling in excess of 40-50mph. Vickie says her son flew over the first car and was immediately run-over by a second car.

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Vickie is suing the CHP and the State of California for unspecified damages. She's also suing the driver of the car that hit Chris.

Reps for the CHP had no comment.

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Vik    

I'm sorry for your loss, but I must say this: your lawsuit is a f**ing joke and you need to accept the fact that your son was responsible for his own actions. Now, stop trying to profit from the tragedy and move on!

322 days ago
32.

Turkishchubs    

Who the hell drives a car on a highway.

322 days ago
33.

Krystle    

I feel bad for her, that she lost a child, but come on! this is ridiculous...and how does she know that the cop told him to leave while showing his gun...

322 days ago
34.

Bagheera    

Not going to end with the mother getting a cent... since she wasn't with her son when the cop "gestured in a threatening manner with his gun" to illegal cross a busy street. How do we know what the cop did?

322 days ago
35.

BigMunKnee    

Sorry your son died lady. But SERIOUSLY,...get a LIFE!! It's ALWAYS, "someone ELSE's FAULT" when someone dies! (ie; $UE, $UE, $UE!!) Here's a hint for ya'; if he opted to go to college for (example) business administration, then he wouldn't be chasing down "celebrities" with a camera, trying to get MONEY-SHOTS!! Sorry lady,...as shltty as it is that you lost your son, it's NO ONE ELSE's fault but his OWN, that he died!!

322 days ago
36.

Brian    

She should sue The Bieb. He probably has deeper pockets than the state of California has right now.

322 days ago
37.

geincolo    

Oh puuhhhhleeeeeze! Gimme a freakin' break!

322 days ago
38.

Cran    

Militia's fault this time, hey they are all over LA stopping people holding up traffic, it is their job to keep all safe and he failed. He should have had the kid drive off the freeway first. I hope she does receive some cash.

322 days ago
39.

RD    

Sorry your son died but he was a lowlife stalker/paparazzi. He he would of had a REAL job, he would probably still be alive today. The world doesn't need stalkers or paparazzi!

322 days ago
40.

gegeok    

stay outta da street..

322 days ago
41.

BieberForever    

TMZ you suck so much you have no life or career! you are the worst web page. cut it out leave Justin alone! I hate you TMZ

322 days ago
42.

Littleluvnut     

So a white Ferrari bought with 12 yo parents money, must be nice!

322 days ago
43.

LaughAtU    

THE DRIVER SHOULD SUE FOR DAMAGING HIS CAR WITH YOUR JAYWALKING CORPSE

322 days ago
44.

Hank    

her son was a friggin parasite loser who could have caused others to be killed or injured by HIS behavior. Dumb be-yotch

322 days ago
45.

Ravenwolf    

let's see...
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* he was following the mental midget's car for pics, which wasn't driven by him, but one of his mooching friends.
* after the cops pulled over the car, he parked on the other side of the hwy, then crossed the hwy without any cop threatening him all on his own.
* the cop notices him and tells him to go, all the while he's trying to get pics, and the cop is writing out a ticket for the mental midget's mooch friend.
* so yet again he goes to cross the hwy... only not so lucky as the first time. he is hit by a car as he jaywalks, and then hit by a second car which leads to his death.
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he's a Darwin award winner, he had been lucky enough to cross the hwy the first time, Darwin caught up with him when he went to return to his own vehicle.
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he had crossed the hwy all on his own, to take pics, even before the cop noticed him. so how is this the cop's fault? or the driver who wasn't speeding, who was innocently driving on the hwy, or the second one, when the pap shouldn't have been jaywalking to begin with? the real shocker is him making it across the first time. he was the instrument of his own demise, no one to blame but himself.
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as a mother myself, I know how devastating the loss of a child can be, even if he was 29 and fully adult he was still her son. she has my condolences for that, but as for suing? nope, he did it to himself, and I am sure when he was little she had taught him about crossing roads...

322 days ago
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