A man was shot and killed in the driveway of a Hollywood Hills home, witnessed by actor Adam Devine and his wife from their balcony. The victim, Emil Lahaziel, was believed to have been at a party when an argument broke out and gunfire erupted. The tenant renting the home may have been hosting a poker game when the situation turned deadly. The suspect fled in an unknown vehicle and remains on the loose.
Actor Adam Devine and his wife, Chloe Bridges, witnessed a murder in front of their Hollywood Hills home early Wednesday morning. Devine, known for his roles in “Pitch Perfect” and “Modern Family,” recounted the incident on his “This Is Important” podcast.
The couple was sitting on their balcony, watching a party at a neighboring home, when gunfire erupted. Devine said, “Me and my wife are sitting up on our balcony [looking at the party] like ‘Oh, this looks crazy.’ And this is where it gets sad, someone was murdered there.”
The victim, 39-year-old Emil Lahaziel, was standing in the driveway of the home when an argument broke out and shots were fired. Quoting Kimberly Block, a neighbor, the tenant renting the home may have been hosting a poker game when the situation turned deadly. The tenant has a large social media following and may have been the target of the shooting.
“During the party, the valet let one of the guests know that somebody had arrived and was outside and wanted to talk to him,” said Block. “So the guest left the party, left the house, came outside and there was a squabble. The guy in the car shot the guest.”
The suspect, who has not been identified, fled the scene in an unknown vehicle and remains at large.
Devine’s podcast co-host used sound effects during his retelling of the story, which caused some members of the crowd to believe it was a joke. However, the incident was very real and tragic.
The Hollywood Hills neighborhood is known for its luxury homes and celebrity residents. This shooting serves as a reminder that even the wealthiest and most famous individuals are not immune to violence and crime.
The LAPD is investigating the shooting and asking anyone with information to come forward. Lahaziel’s family and friends are mourning his loss and seeking justice for his senseless death.
Incidents like this highlight the need for increased safety measures in communities across the country. Gun violence is a growing problem in the United States, and it is up to individuals and lawmakers to work together to find solutions.
Adam Devine and Chloe Bridges’ experience is a sobering reminder that life can change in an instant. It is important to cherish each moment and work towards creating a safer, more peaceful world for all.