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Justin Bieber Sends “Prayers” to Killed Paparazzo’s Family, Pleads for New Laws

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By Shari Weiss

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Justin Bieber has released a statement about the fatal accident on Tuesday that killed a photographer who was trying to snap pics of the singer’s car.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, a paparazzo named Chris Guerra was attempting to take photos of Bieber’s Ferrari on a busy Los Angeles roadway when he was struck and killed by a passing car.

Bieber, who was NOT in the Ferrari at the time of the accident — having reportedly loaned the car to his friend rapper Lil Twist – is nonetheless expressing his condolences.

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“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim,” the singer says in a statement.

“Hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves,” he continues.

Bieber has previously advocated for protection after recklessly being pursued by photographers while driving on several occasions.

A so-called “anti-paparazzi” law signed into California law by then-governor Arnold Schwarzengger in 2010 was declared unconstitutional last November, and is currently under appeal.

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