The paparazzo who died last night after following Justin Bieber’s white Ferrari all day has been named as 29-year-old Chris Guerra, who had only recently moved to LA and taken on the Justin Bieber detail.
The paparazzo who was struck by a vehicle after taking pictures of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, police in LA said.
Justin Bieber was not in his white Ferrari at the time of the incident. It had been over by the California Highway Patrol, at the time the photos were taken, Los Angeles Police spokesman James Stoughton said. Rapper Lil Twist had been driving.
The Ferrari was initially pulled over on the 405 Freeway just before 6 p.m. PT, and the driver parked on Sepulveda Boulevard near Getty Center Drive to communicate with the officer, Sgt. Rudy Lopez told the LA Times. Apparently at this time police twice told pap Chris Guerra to return to his car.
Tragically, as the 29-year-old photographer was going back to his own car, he was hit by an oncoming car, police said, adding the driver of that vehicle most won’t likely face charges in the incident.
Freelance paparazzo Chris Guerra had been following Bieber all day Tuesday. Guerra called someone connected with a paparazzi agency at around 5:30 PM to say he was waiting for Justin, who had pulled into the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills a short time earlier. Guerra abruptly said the Ferrari was pulling out of the hotel and he had to leave.
Guerra apparently assumed Justin was in the car. As we already reported to you, he was not.
Guerra had been working in a Las Vegas casino for several years. He only moved out to L.A. in March to become a photographer and in recent months, he worked the Bieber detail exclusively.
Guerra was not married and had no kids.