Police have released new video footage of Alec Baldwin rehearsing with a gun hours before the fatal set. Oxide shooting last October.
On Monday (April 25), it was reported that the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office had released audio and video evidence as part of the investigation into the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after the imitation revolver she claimed Baldwin fired a bullet live on the New Mexico film set. . Director Joel D’Souza was also injured in the shooting.
The footage of Baldwin, which was taken before Hutchins’ death, shows him drawing a revolver and pointing it at the camera twice during a rehearsal.
In addition to the video clip, investigators also released their interviews with key witnesses and body camera footage of sheriff’s deputies responding to the shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch on Oct. 21.
Records and materials from the investigation were made public after multiple requests from the media, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Among these are text messages from Oxide prop master Sarah Zachry sent three days after the shooting stating that Baldwin preferred to use real props, including guns and knives, for filming.
“Alec never liked anything fake like guns and even the rubber knife,” Zachry wrote, adding, “He always wanted his real gun.
Another video clip shows Baldwin being led into an interview room by investigators after the incident. During the interview, which lasted more than an hour, Baldwin repeatedly makes a finger gun.
At the end of it, the 30 rock The actor can be seen cradling his face.
Interviews with the film’s gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, assistant director David Halls and weapons supplier Seth Kenney were also made public on Monday (April 25).
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said in a statement that “several components of the investigation remain pending,” such as the results of FBI forensic and ballistic analyses, as well as fingerprint and DNA studies, six months later. after the shooting happened.
“Once these investigative components are provided to the Sheriff’s Office, we will be able to complete the investigation to send to the Santa Fe District Attorney for review,” Sheriff Mendoza’s statement read.
While Baldwin has denied any wrongdoing and responsibility for the shooting, the 42-year-old Hutchins’ family has sued him for the wrongful death of the Ukrainian cinematographer.
Last week, an investigation by the New Mexico Office of Occupational Safety and Health concluded that Rust Movie Productions knew that safety procedures were not being followed during the filming of the western. Detailing a series of safety lapses in breach of standard industry protocols, the state workplace regulator fined the production company $139,793 (£107,076).