Alec Baldwin shooting video released

Newly released footage shows the actor holding the gun that killed Halina Hutchins.

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Alec Baldwin can be seen holding the gun that killed Halina Hutchins in newly released footage.

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The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has released “all files related” to an ongoing investigation into the death of a filmmaker who died in October 2021 when a gun wielded by lead actor Baldwin exploded on the set of Rust.

Sheriff Adan Mendoza said in a statement: “The sheriff’s office is releasing all files related to our ongoing investigation today. “All files are related to the investigation at the Rust set and include footage from the lapels and video recorders of deputies and detectives, incident reports, crime scene photographs, inspection reports, interviews of witnesses, filming video and photographs of employees collected during this investigation. . ”

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The files include footage from earlier in the day of the October 21 incident, which shows the 64-year-old actor pulling out a gun and pointing it at the camera.

There is no sound in the video, but the actor can be seen reviewing the scene while sitting on a church pew wearing a Stetson hat over his eyes.

Then he raises his head and pulls a gun from his jacket pocket.

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In other videos, first responders can be seen treating Hutchins and director Joel Sousa after a gun misfires and Baldwin asks about their condition.

Meanwhile, other footage shows the actor talking to an MP and being asked if he’s okay before replying, “No, I’m not actually okay.”

The SFCSO investigation is still gathering more material that was not included in Monday’s release.

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Mendoza added, “Once these investigative components are submitted to the sheriff’s office, we will be able to complete the investigation and forward it to the Santa Fe District Attorney for review.”

On April 20, the New Mexico Department of the Environment Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) imposed a “maximum allowable fine” of $136,793 on the film’s producers for firearm safety violations.

Galina Hutchins, Director Of Photography At Rust, Poses For A Selfie In This Social Media Photo.
Galina Hutchins, director of photography at Rust, poses for a selfie in this social media photo. Halynahutchins Photos /Instagram/via REUTERS

According to TMZ, the report noted two other misfires that occurred during filming prior to the fatal tragedy, and OHSB believes they went unnoticed by the crew’s official security officer, whom they named assistant director Dave Halls.

The document notes that several crew members expressed concern about these misfires, as well as other problems related to weapons, but no training or other corrective measures were taken to address the problems.

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The report also accused assistant director Dave Halls of breaking protocol when he handled the weapon and handed it to Alec without expert advice either during or after the weapon was loaded, and suggested that the producers did not have a system in place to ensure that real bullets will not hit the target. kit.

In accordance with federal requirements, Rust Movie Productions, LLC was given 15 days to pay the fine and provide OHSB with proof of corrective action or, alternatively, to challenge the citation with the Occupational Health and Safety Commission.

In February, the filmmaker’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Alec, who insisted he didn’t pull the trigger on a firearm, seven other producers, and various crew members, including gunsmiths Hannah Gutierrez Reed and Seth Kenny.

A criminal investigation is also ongoing.

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