Modern Family and Pitch Perfect star Adam DeVine says a man was “gunned down” outside his home in Los Angeles.
In a new live appearance on the This Is Important podcast, DeVine discussed the alleged incident which he said happened outside his Hollywood Hills home.
As DeVine recalled, he and his wife Chloe Bridges were on their balcony and a poker party was happening at a house across the street.
“So, across the street from my house they are running this, like, crazy poker game, right?,” he began. “Where the People were rolling up in like Lamborghinis and Bentleys and Rolls-Royces.
“I see these dudes and it is fun to sit and watch,” he went on, “[so] me and my wife, we’re sitting up on our balcony, and like, this looks crazy … this is where it gets sad. Someone was murdered there.”
DeVine added that the person in question was “gunned down,” and the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed this week that a person was shot dead in that vicinity on the night DeVine spoke of, though the two events haven’t been explicitly linked.
The victim was identified by the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner as 39-year-old Emil Lahaziel from Florida.
Back in 2017, DeVine’s character Bumper Allen, alongside Benji Applebaum (Ben Platt) and Jesse Swanson (Skylar Astin), were all cut from the third instalment of Pitch Perfect, despite having relatively prominent roles as boyfriends to the Barden Bellas in the first two films.
Director Trish Sie spoke out about the decision at the time to The Hollywood Reporter, stating that the script had already cut the characters before she came onboard and that Platt was busy on Broadway.
“I think the main purpose was these girls are moving on with their life. Maybe they’ll get back to these guys at some point. A lot of people don’t end up with their college boyfriend,” she said.
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