Police conclude that Alec Baldwin fired a lead bullet — and do not rule out charges against the actor

Alec Baldwin fired a 45-caliber Colt revolver loaded with a lead bullet that accidentally killed Halyna Hutchins, director of photography for the movie “Rust.” The same projectile also hit director Joel Souza in the shoulder, leaving the filmmaker with injuries, write to Reuters.

The information was provided this Wednesday by Adan Mendoza, the county sheriff of Santa Fe, where the filming of the western.

At a press conference, the Santa Fé sheriff said that 500 cartridges and three firearms were collected on the film set — including the pistol used by Alec Baldwin.

It all happened during the shoot, when the 63-year-old actor was rehearsing a scene on set, thinking the gun was empty, as the assistant director assured him it was “cold” when he passed it into Baldwin’s hands.

The Santa Fe sheriff said Alec Baldwin has been cooperating with the investigation. The prosecutor, on the other hand, does not rule out that the actor may be held criminally responsible, at a time when “all options are on the table”, which means that “no one is discarded” of possible charges.

“I think there was some sloppiness on this set and there are some security issues that need to be addressed by the industry. [cinematográfica]”, shot even Adan Mendoza.

Source: Expresso by expresso.pt.

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