Criminal charges against Alec Baldwin are not excluded: DA
Criminal proceedings against actor Alec Baldwin, who shot dead a cinematographer and injured the director on the set of his latest film, have not been ruled out, the local district attorney said on Wednesday.
“All options are on the table,” said Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.
“No one has been left out at this point.”
Baldwin was rehearsing a scene from the movie “Rust” in which he pulls the Pietta Long Colt .45 out of a holster and shoots towards the camera when the pistol is discharged.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest. She died in hospital.
The bullet then lodged in the shoulder of director Joël Souza.
An investigation into last Thursday’s fatal shooting resulted in the recovery of 500 rounds from the set in New Mexico, Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters, adding that detectives believed it was a mixture of whites, mannequins and live bullets.
“We suspect there were other live bullets found on the set,” Mendoza said. “We’re going to figure out how these got there, why they were there, because they shouldn’t have been there.
“I think there was a certain complacency on this plateau,” he added.
Mendoza said Baldwin was “cooperative,” and said gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez Reed and deputy director Dave Halls were also interviewed.
Halls handed Baldwin the weapon that killed Hutchins, using the phrase “cold gun” – industry jargon for an inert firearm.
As a gunsmith on a film set, Gutierrez Reed, 24, was reportedly tasked with supplying and keeping the guns safe on set, ensuring that they are accounted for at all times and locked away when they are released. are not used.
Entertainment website The Wrap reported this week that crew members used the guns just hours before Hutchins was killed.
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