After a year of crazy stories regarding paparazzi and the dangers they’ve been imposing on celebrities, it looks like they’ve managed to put the danger on themselves this time as a paparazzi was killed this morning after trying to get a picture of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari.
The photographer, Chris Guerra, was trying to get a picture of Justin Bieber in his car as it was being pulled over by the cops, but when the photog was told to go back to his car he was struck by an oncoming SUV while jogging across the street.
Sources close to Bieber, as well as the cop that had the car pulled over, have confirmed that Bieber was NOT in the Ferrari when it was pulled over, but he was driving the vehicle earlier that day.
Earlier that day Guerra had called his photography agency and claimed that he was on a big story: According to the paparizzo he had spotted Justin smoking marijuana out of a pipe while driving and decided to stay on the trail in an attempt to get a picture of Justin smoking in action. But when the sports car left the Four Seasons hotel where the Biebs was staying, he mistakenly assumed that Justin was in the vehicle, a mistake that ultimately cost him his life.
Bieber released a statement expressing his hopes that this will turn into a positive by having new laws against paparazzi put in place. No word has been released from Guerra’s family.