The latest on the Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Here’s the latest on the tragedy on the set of the "Rust":
- Actor Alec Baldwin fired the shot that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza.
- Deputies say Souza told them they were rehearsing a scene where Baldwin would point the gun toward the camera.
- Criminal charges could possibly be announced Wednesday morning by Santa Fe law enforcement officials.
Who handled the gun before Baldwin fired it?
- Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the film’s armorer, who was responsible for the "prop guns." According to IMDB, she had only worked as an armorer on one other film.
- Dave Halls, the assistant director, who last handed the gun to Baldwin. According to warrants, Halls grabbed the gun from a cart set up by Gutierrez-Reed and reportedly yelled "cold gun!" before handing it to Baldwin, indicating it was not loaded with a live round. In a 911 call, a crew member can be heard complaining about Halls.
- Halls was also the subject of a prior safety complaint on the set of Hulu’s "Into The Dark" back in 2019.
- In a separate incident, Halls was fired from the production of "Freedom’s Path" after a gun was "unexpectedly discharged" on set.
What was seized from the set?
- New documents reveal deputies seized nine spent shell casings, three black revolvers, two boxes of ammo, a fanny pack with ammo, loose ammo, and boxes from a tray.
- Documents also say deputies took swabs of suspected blood, a hard drive, and took pictures of the scene.