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New information has come in regarding the death of a paparazzi member who was trailing Justin Bieber’s car in Los Angeles last night.

TMZ has identified the celebrity gossip reporter as Chris Guerra.

Guerra was reportedly trailing Bieber throughout New Year’s Day, phoning someone associated with his photo agency around 5:30 p.m. and telling him Bieber’s car had just pulled into the Beverly Hills Four Seasons.

Justin & Hailey at the Met Gala
Photo via Getty

Guerra then told his colleague that Bieber’s Ferrari was pulling away and he had to follow it.


As we now know, Bieber was not actually in the vehicle when Guerra later spotted in getting pulled over by highway patrol.

He was asked to move back by a police officer and was struck dead by an oncoming vehicle.

Guerra was in his late 20s; had been working in a Las Vegas casino until moving to Los Angeles last spring; and was unmarried without any children. For the past few months, he had been assigned exclusively to the Justin Bieber beat.