Jake Gyllenhaal Witnessed a Murder While Researching His ‘End of Watch’ Role

To promote his movie End of Watch, Jake Gyllenhaal talks about the time a man was murdered in front of him during a ride-along with the LAPD. This happened on his first night.

“The very first ride-along that I went on someone was murdered in front of me. It was a gang shooting that was obviously drug related. We were the second car on the scene and I had no idea what to expect when I went on the first ride-along. I was scared at the time because it’s really easy to become complacent.”

“You show up for the 5pm to 5am shift which is a strange time of night to be working and you don’t get a call until 3.30 in the morning. All of a sudden you get a call for a shooting and you have to deal with that and keep your mind in check.”

It turned out to be way better than what Jake originally asked to do which was to pull over a random black guy and give him a hard time.

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