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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