The prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the fatal shooting which occurred on the set of the film “Rust”, indicated that criminal proceedings against Alec Baldwin, the author of the accidental shooting, are not excluded.
Criminal proceedings against actor Alec Baldwin, who accidentally killed a cinematographer on the set of a western last week, are not ruled out at this point, the prosecutor investigating the incident said on Wednesday. fatal shot.
“All options are on the table at this point”
“It was he who operated the weapon,” said Santa Fe prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies at a press conference. “All options are on the table at this stage” and “no one is excluded” regarding possible lawsuits, she said. Searches conducted at the Bonanza Creek ranch in New Mexico where Halyna Hutchins was killed on October 21 resulted in the seizure of 500 ammunition, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said.
How did this live ammunition get on set?
Pending the conclusions of the forensic science, investigators believe it is a mixture of dummy cartridges, blank cartridges and live ammunition. “We will determine how (this live ammunition) got on the set, why it was there, because it should not have been there,” said Adan Mendoza. The very strict recommendations of the film industry with regard to firearms prohibit the presence of live ammunition on set, precisely to prevent this type of accident.