Thursday, December 2

The assistant who handed the gun to Alec Baldwin says he didn’t check it.


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When asked by the press about the possible legal responsibility of Baldwin, who in addition to being the protagonist of the film is one of the producers, the sheriff stressed that “nothing is ruled out.”

Actor Alec Baldwin moments later
Actor Alec Baldwin moments after the accident.Jim WeberAP
  • Who The prosecutor does not rule out filing charges against Alec Baldwin, who according to the sheriff fired a real bullet
  • Dave Halls The assistant who handed the gun to Alec Baldwin had already been fired from a production for another incident with a gun.

Dave Halls, the assistant director who handed over to Alec Baldwin the gun with which he accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins, He admitted that he did not check the weapon before rehearsing the scene because he was convinced that it contained fake bullets.

The assistant’s statement, published this Wednesday by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office (New Mexico, USA), would coincide with the hypothesis formulated by the investigators after they confiscated some 500 rounds of ammunition in the shooting area, between who believe that there was real bullets mixed with fake shells.

Unlike blank cartridges, which recreate the explosion of a weapon, fake bullets do not contain gunpowder and they are only used when the script requires a projectile to appear on the screen.

The scene Baldwin rehearsed was a close up of his hand shooting the pistol towards the camera.

For its part, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, The production gunsmith told authorities that on the same day he had made sure that the gun contained dummy bullets and indicated that he was not aware of any live ammunition in the recording studio.

However, his version contradicts what was recently expressed by the Santa Fe Sheriff, Adan Mendoza, in a press conference, since among the objects confiscated by his team there are about 500 rounds of ammunition which he described as a mix of “blank cartridges, dummy bullets” and what he suspects might be “real bullets.”

At this stage of the investigation, the Santa Fe authorities do not dare to draw conclusions and consider all possible scenarios, including the indictment of some of those involved in the filming of the Western Rust.

When asked by the press about the possible legal responsibility of Baldwin, who in addition to being the protagonist of the film is one of the producers, the sheriff stressed that “Nothing is ruled out.”

The only confirmation so far is that the pistol Baldwin fired was a Colt 45 revolver It was stored next to two other weapons, one modified so that it could not fire live ammunition and one made of plastic.

As the official investigations progress, other details have become known, such as that the assistant who handed the gun to Baldwin was fired from another shoot in 2019 for a similar incident although, fortunately, he did not hurt anyone.

Statements from team members working on the production portray a precarious work environment in which protests were piling up and for which half a dozen employees resigned on the same day of the tragic accident.

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