Baldwin Not Charged

PUBLISHED: 1:30 PM 22 Oct 2021
UPDATED: 5:20 PM 22 Oct 2021

Alec Baldwin ‘Accidentally’ Shoots, Kills Crew Member on Set, No Charges

Laws like involuntary manslaughter don’t apply to the elite.

This is a criminal death. (Source: YouTube Screenshot)

In what is claimed to be an ‘accident,’ Alec Baldwin shot and killed a crew member on the set of his movie yesterday, but no charges have been filed. Of course, if the person who had done this wasn’t rich and famous… it’s likely involuntary manslaughter charges would be filed. That’s the definition of such an ‘accident.’

Citizen Free Press reported:

Alec Baldwin has shot and killed a cinematographer on the set of the upcoming Western movie Rust, after a prop firearm he was using in a scene discharged in a tragic accident.

Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, was fatally struck in the incident at the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which also injured writer-director Joel Souza, 48.

Baldwin, 68, was confirmed as the individual who fired the prop gun, which unintentionally launched a projectile or projectiles at the crew members, in a statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office.

No criminal charges have been filed and the incident remains under investigation, police said.

It was not immediately clear whether the prop gun was somehow loaded with real bullets, or if the gunpowder used in theatrical blanks may have launched debris of some kind from the barrel.

The Gateway Pundit reported:

On Thursday actor Alec Baldwin shot dead the Director of Photography on the set of “Rust” in New Mexico.

The victim was later identified as Halyna Hutchins.

The BBC reported:

Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who died when actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a film set, has been remembered as “an incredible artist”.

Hutchins had been working as director of photography on the set of Rust.

American Cinematographer magazine had named her one of its rising stars in 2019, and she previously worked on 2020 independent superhero film Archenemy.

Archenemy director Adam Egypt Mortimer told BBC News the fact she had died on a set was “really unbelievable”.

He said: “Halyna was an incredible artist who was just starting a career I think people were really starting to notice.

“The fact that she would be killed on a set in an accident like this is unfathomable. It just seems inconceivable.”

The Gateway Pundit added:

Alec Baldwin on Thursday accidentally shot and killed a crew member on a movie set while filming the western “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

According to Deadline, Baldwin discharged a prop gun that killed one member and injured another.

The fatal shooting is currently under criminal investigation.

Deadline reported:

The Sante Fe, New Mexico Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that Alec Baldwin “discharged” the prop gun that killed one Rust crew member and injured director Joel Souza.

Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins died not long after being transported to a hospital in Albuquerque, NM this afternoon.

Deadline earlier reported that Criminal Investigators were called to the scene with sources informing us that a principal castmember cocked a gun, hitting a man, 42 and woman, 42, on set. The entire Bonanza Creek Ranch went under lockdown during the investigation. The castmember we’re told was unaware about the type of ammunition in the gun. A rep from the production said that “Production has been halted for the time being” on Rust and that “the safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority.”

Traditionally the prop master or armorer is responsible for fire arms and fire arms safety on a set such as Rust.

Full statement from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s department:

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set of the western “Rust”, October 21, 2021, when an 911 caller reported a shooting on the set.

The sheriff’s office confirms that two individuals were shot on the set of Rust. Halyna Hutchins, 42, director of photography and Joel Souza, 48, director, were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor.

Ms. Hutchins was transported, via helicopter, to University of New Mexico Hospital where she was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Mr. Souza was transported by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical center where he is undergoing treatment for his injuries.

This investigation remains open and active. No charges have been filed in regard to this incident. Witnesses continue to be interviewed by detectives.