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Alec Baldwin taking pictures: Rust assistant director tells police he didn’t examine all rounds earlier than giving gun to actor

The assistant director on the film Rust has instructed police that he didn’t examine all of the rounds within the gun barrel to make sure they had been all pretend bullets earlier than handing the firearm to actor Alec Baldwin.

Assistant Director Davis Halls instructed police that when Rust armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed “confirmed him” the gun later utilized by Mr Baldwin “earlier than persevering with rehearsal, he may solely keep in mind seeing three rounds,” an affidavit filed on Wednesday in Santa Fe County Justice of the Peace Court docket, and obtained by Insider, reveals.

Mr Halls “suggested he ought to have checked all of them, however didn’t and couldn’t recall” if Ms Gutierrez-Reed “spun the drum” the authorized doc acknowledged.

The affidavit was a part of a search warrant for the movie set in New Mexico.

When the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Workplace requested Mr Halls about security procedures concerning weapons, he mentioned: “I examine the barrel for obstructions, more often than not there’s no dwell fireplace.”

He added that Ms Gutierrez-Reed “opens the hatch and spins the drum, and I say ‘chilly gun’ on set”.

Mr Baldwin, 63, was rehearsing a scene when he fired the prop gun, fatally taking pictures cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injuring director Joel Souza, 48.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza mentioned throughout a press convention on Wednesday that the prop gun was a .45 Lengthy Colt that had a dwell bullet within the drum.

Police haven’t dominated out any costs. Authorities have mentioned {that a} “lead projectile” was faraway from the shoulder of Mr Souza. Sheriff Mendoza mentioned it was “apparently the identical spherical” that hit each Ms Hutchins and Mr Souza.

An earlier affidavit mentioned Mr Halls shouted “chilly gun” when he gave it to Mr Baldwin to point that it had no dwell bullets.

The affidavit filed on Wednesday mentioned that Ms Gutierrez-Reed instructed authorities that on the day the taking pictures occurred, she examined the “dummies” and “ensured they weren’t ‘scorching’ rounds”. When the movie crew took a break for lunch, the weapons had been “secured inside a secure on the ‘prop truck’”.

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