Criminal Charges Against Alec Baldwin Not Ruled Out: US Official On Prop Gun Incident




“All options are on the table right now,” said Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwis (file).

Los Angeles:

Criminal charges against actor Alec Baldwin, who shot and killed a photographer on his latest movie set and injured the director, have not been denied, a local district attorney said Wednesday.


“All options are on the table,” said Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweis.

“No one was left out at the moment.”

Baldwin was rehearsing a scene from the movie “Rust” where he pulls a Pita Long Colt .45 from a holster and shoots it at the camera as he releases the gun.


Cinematographer Halina Hutchins was shot in the head. He died at the hospital.

Director Joel Sujar was then shot in the shoulder.

In an investigation into last Thursday’s deadly shooting, 500 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the set in New Mexico, Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters, adding that detectives believed they were a mixture of empty, dummy and live rounds.


“We suspect other live rounds were found on the set,” Mendoza said. “We’re going to determine how they got there, why they were there, because they shouldn’t have been there.

“I think there was some complacency in this set,” he added.

Mendoza said Baldwin was an “associate” and said Armor’s Hannah Guterres Reid and assistant director Dave Hall were also interviewed.


Halls handed Baldwin the weapon that killed Hutchins, using the term “cold gun” – the language of art for a passive firearm.

As Armor on a movie set, Guterres Reid, 24, was responsible for supplying and securing weapons on set, ensuring that they were always accounted for and locked when not in use.

Entertainment trade website The Rap reported this week that crew members were using weapons just hours before Hutchin was killed.


(Except for the title, this story was not edited by NDTV staff and was published from a syndicated feed.)


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