Alex Baldwin was involved in a terrible accident that turned into a nightmare. Now new documentation has revealed that the actor was told that it was safe to use a loaded prop gun before the fatal accident.

According to a warrant issued on Friday, attained by the New York Post, an assistant did not know the prop gun had live rounds inside when he gave the actor the weapon on set.

Baldwin was filming a film in New Mexico when the prop gun he had fired and the project’s cinematographer was killed. It was not clear how many rounds were fired at the time of this writing. Also, little is known about the weapon in question. No charges have been filed at this time either.

A warrant was issued and investigators documented the scene at the Santa Fe ranch where the shooting took place. Officers seized the weapon and other prop guns and ammunition the crew was using on set for the filming. Alec Baldwin’s bloody costume was also taken.

This film, Rust, is set to be a Western in the vein of throwback films of the same genre. Sadly, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins lost her life at 42-years-old. Director Joel Souza, 48, who was standing behind her. He was also wounded.

We will continue to monitor this ongoing story here at Thirsty.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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