The photographer who was killed taking pics of Justin Bieber’s car made a call less than an hour before he died, telling someone he was on a big story — because he claimed he saw Justin smoking marijuana while driving.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Bieber’s white Ferrari was pulled over by California Highway Patrol for speeding on the 405 … near the Getty Center in LA. The CHP directed the driver to pull off the freeway, onto Sepulveda Blvd.
The paparazzi attempted to snap pics while officers conducted the traffic stop.
The photographer then crossed Sepulveda to snap pics and was told twice by the CHP to go back to his car on the other side of the road. When the photog tried crossing back, he was struck by an oncoming vehicle as he crossed back and was killed.
Rapper Lil Twist was driving Justin Bieber’s Ferrari when it was pulled over Tuesday night … moments before a paparazzo was hit by another car and killed — TMZ has learned.
Justin released a statement, saying … “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.”