Status hearing set for Alec Baldwin in ‘Rust’ case

Status hearing set for Alec Baldwin in “Rust” case

Alec Baldwin faces involuntary manslaughter charges for the fatal movie set shooting in 2021.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A status hearing is set to take place Tuesday for Alec Baldwin as the producer and actor faces a charge in the “Rust” shooting case.

Baldwin was holding a prop gun on the Santa Fe set in October 2021 when the gun fired a live round. The shooting left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza wounded.

Baldwin maintains he did not pull the trigger. However, a grand jury indicted Baldwin on a single count of involuntary manslaughter last month. This came as investigators determined the gun couldn’t have fired on its own.

Baldwin previously entered a not-guilty plea. The status hearing will tentatively take place Tuesday at noon.

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed also faces charges in the deadly shooting. Jury selection in her trial will tentatively begin Wednesday.