Thursday, April 25, 2024

Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department: Alec Baldwin Active Part of Investigation, Too Early for Charges, Live Rounds Found on Set


The Santa Fe Sheriff’s department has no news yet about bringing any charges in the “Rust” movie Alec Baldwin scandal concerning the death of Halyna Hutchins and shooting of Joel Souza.

The sheriff, Adan Mendoza,  said at a press conference going on right now that they’ve got the bullet that killed Hutchins and was removed from Souza’s shoulder. More importantly, they also have matching live rounds from the weapon that killed Hutchins found on the set. This indicates that the gun was shot more than once, not necessarily only by Baldwin but by others also perhaps prior to the incident. There have been allegations that the gun was used for fun before its use on set.

The sheriff says there were was other ammunition in the fun fired by Baldwin.

Further investigations are pending. All the evidence is going to the FBI crime lab for testing.

The local District Attorney said at the press conference: “No one has been ruled out at this point. Right now [Alec Baldwin] is an active part of this investigation.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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