Alec Baldwin is seen telling cops how he accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins on set of movie Rust in newly released video: Santa Fe sheriffs release footage and photos of crime scene
- The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office released a trove of photos and videos today
- One shows Alec Baldwin being interviewed by police after the shooting
- On October 21, Baldwin accidentally shot Halyna Hutchins on the movie set
- He was rehearsing for a scene when he drew the gun and it fired, wounding her
- No one has been criminally charged but the movie was fined by safety watchdogs for failing to follow procedure
The Santa Fe County Sheriff has released files from its investigation into the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust, including a video of Alec Baldwin being interviewed after accidentally killing the cinematographer.
Baldwin was filming a scene in a church set when he drew the gun and accidentally shot Hutchins, a mother and experienced cinematographer.
He has since cooperated with police as part of the investigation into her death.
In the new images, he is shown with his hands outstretched, standing solemnly. It was minutes after the shooting but before he knew Halyna had died in the hospital as a result of the injuries he accidentally caused.
Alec Baldwin is shown being interviewed by Santa Fe Sheriff’s Deputies on October 21, 2021 after accidentally shooting Halyna Hutchins
Baldwin was filming a scene in a church set when he drew the gun and accidentally shot Hutchins, a mother and experienced cinematographer. He has since cooperated with police as part of the investigation into her death
In a video of his interview, he said he thought the gun was ‘cold’ when he was handed it by Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the movie.
Baldwin, at the start of the video, asks if he is being charged with anything. He then lets out a huge sigh and says: ‘We’ve done this for two weeks and we’ve done it the right way every day.’
He goes on to insist that the gun they had been using before was ‘cold’.
‘Right before you shoot. I went to lunch. She disarmed me – Hannah – she always handled the gun. I come back, they hand me the revolver – Hannah – they arm me . You’re assuming it’s a cold gun. I put the gag in the shot.
‘I take the gun out , as it clears – I turn and cock the gun and the gun goes off. It’s supposed to be a cold gun.
‘Bang, she hits the ground. [Joel Souza] goes down, screaming going “Jesus Christ!
‘I have never seen this before… What came out of that bullet that went through her shoulder?…. She was right in front of me.’
The bullet went through Souza’s arm first and then struck Hutchins. He recovered with an injury, but Hutchins died in the hospital.
He went on to describe Gutierrez-Reed as ‘the daughter of a famous gun guy’.