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Police release surveillance footage Rust film set, including a video of actor Alec Baldwin immediately following the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halina Hutchins.
On Monday, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office released “all files related to our current investigation.” This included several photos and videos taken in October 2021 of Hutchins being hit and killed by a rifle fired by Baldwin, 64, which contained a “live cartridge”. Rust writer/director Joel Souza was also injured in the incident.
The shooting occurred while Baldwin was rehearsing with what he considered to be a safe weapon.
Silent rehearsal footage released by police shows Baldwin quickly drawing and aiming his F.lli Pietta 45 Long Colt revolver, the same pistol that later misfired.
Further body camera footage shows paramedics rushing to attend to Hutchins and Souza on set before being taken to the ambulances.
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A video was also released showing a visibly upset Baldwin talking to an officer in a cowboy outfit. Recorded just minutes after the shooting, an officer asks if Baldwin is okay, to which Baldwin replies, “No, I’m not really.”
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Baldwin in the video confirms to the officers, “Yes, I was the one holding the gun.” He continues to cooperate with the police, despite his agitated state, and says: “My hands are shaking.”
The actress asks the authorities how Hutchins is doing and is told that her “status is in question”.
Later, experts at the crime scene took photographs of Baldwin in his costume as evidence.
Separate footage from a TV camera Rust Gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez Reid was made publicin which she tells the authorities, “Welcome to the worst day of my life.”
Gutiérrez was in charge of maintaining and supplying weapons on set.
Minutes after the shooting, Gutiérrez tells police that she is the film’s gunsmith, adding, “At least I was.” Later, as she is escorted to the bathroom by a female officer, Gutiérrez says, “I can’t believe Alec Baldwin was holding a gun. It’s so damn.”
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Gutiérrez also tells the officer that he wants to be away from his colleagues, saying, “I just want to get the hell out of here and never show up in this industry again.”
“I’m the only female gunsmith in the game and I’ve just ruined my entire career,” she says in the video.
Emails and messages from Gutierrez were also included along with photo and video evidence from Rust kit. In one message, Gutiérrez asks a supplier for live ammunition for a separate film made a few months ago.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has not yet filed any criminal charges in connection with the incident.
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