Alec Baldwin Was Aiming Gun At Camera When It Discharged Killing Halyna Hutchins
A police affidavit released on Sunday revealed Alec Baldwin drew a revolver and pointed it at a camera during Rust rehearsal.
The gun killed the cinematographer, 42-year old Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza.
The affidavit detailed that Baldwin had been handed the prop gun and told it was unloaded.
“Joel stated that they had Alec sitting in a pew in a church building setting, and he was practicing a cross draw. Joel said he was looking over the shoulder of (Hutchins) when he heard that sounded like a whip and then a loud pop,” the affidavit read. “Joel then vaguely remembers (Hutchins) complaining about her stomach and grabbing her midsection. Joel also said (Hutchins) began to stumble backward and she was assisted to the ground.”
Baldwin was photographed on Saturday outside a hotel in Santa Fe, embracing and talking with Matt Hutchins, husband of Halynam and their nine-year-old son.
Baldwin revealed on Twitter that he had been in contact with Hutchins’ family and sent his condolences.
Matt Hutchins read a statement for his wife’s candlelight vigil on Saturday, calling it an “enormous loss.”
There haven’t been any charges in the fatal incident but multiple media reports have alleged that the Rust film crew worried about safety concerns.
Reid Russel, a cameraman on set, stated, “the camera crew was having issues with protection involving payment and housing,” the affidavit reads. Russel also said six individuals had walked off of the set.
A week ago, Baldwin’s stunt double accidentally fired two rounds from a prop firearm but was told it was “cold,” a filmed term meaning the weapon is not loaded with ammunition.
— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) October 22, 2021
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