Alec Baldwin is pictured with his family on Northeast coast a week after accidentally killing Rust cinematographer – as sheriff says he still doesn’t know who brought live rounds to set
Alec Baldwin has been spotted with his family in a quiet town on the Northeast coast, a week after he accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in a fatal on-set accident that remains under investigation, and could lead to him being criminally charged.
The 63-year-old actor was stony-faced as he collected a mountain of takeout food for him and his six children. He was accompanied by a nanny, and his wife Hilaria was also nearby but was not photographed.
On Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies in New Mexico said they ‘didn’t know’ his ‘current whereabouts’.
Baldwin has been cooperating with the ongoing police investigation into the shooting, and has also been in contact with Hutchins’ family.
As he bunkers down with his wife and kids, investigators in Santa Fe, New Mexico – where the shooting happened – continue to interview witnesses.
On Thursday morning, Santa Fe County Sheriff Adam Mendoza told Good Morning America that he still has not been able to determine who brought live ammunition onto the set of Rust, the Western movie Baldwin both stars in and is producing.
The 63-year-old actor was stony-faced as he collected a mountain of take-out food for him and his six children. He was accompanied by a nanny, and his wife Hilaria was also nearby but was not photographed
Alec Baldwin is shown in a northeast town over the weekend with his wife and kids. He was spotted carrying a large take-out food order for the family, as police in Santa Fe continued to investigate the shooting
Baldwin is cooperating with the authorities and has also spoken to Halyna Hutchins’ family
Serge Svetnoy has described the harrowing moment he held Halyna Hutchins in his arms after she was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin (pictured: Serge and Halyna)
‘As far as we understand, live rounds should not be on set. The key questions we’re focusing on is how the live rounds ended up on set, who brought them on set and why they brought them on set. We haven’t… we’ve got some initial statements. There was close to 100 people total on set. Interviews are continuing.
‘Everybody we’ve spoken to knows that live rounds should not be on set and why they were there is going to be the main question,’ he said.
Assistant director Dave Halls admitted to investigators that he didn’t check every barrel of his gun but ‘should have’ before he handed it to him on the set of Rust last week, and that he only looked at three of the five chambers in the weapon.
Halls’ bombshell admission is in a search warrant that was unsealed by the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s department and issued on Wednesday afternoon.
It contains details of Halls’ interview with the cops, and what Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told them too.
Halls said Gutierrez-Reed, 24, handed him the weapon and ordinarily opens it, ‘spins the drum’ to show him the ammo and he declares it safe.
Dave Halls told cops that he ‘should have checked’ all of the gun’s chambers ‘but didn’t’ before he handed it to Alec Baldwin last Thursday, new search warrants have revealed
A portion of the interview between Halls and sheriff’s deputies that was released on Wednesday by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department
On Thursday however, he said he ‘couldn’t remember’ if she spun the weapon, and that he could only remember seeing three dummy bullets, identified by hole in the side of their cartridge.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told police that the guns were kept in a safe that few people had access to
‘David advised when Hannah showed him the firearm before continuing rehearsal, he could only remember seeing three rounds.
‘He advised he should have checked them all but didn’t and couldn’t recall if she spun the drum,’ the search warrant says.
Baldwin was handed the gun and it fired in the direction of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza. Hutchins died and Souza was hospitalized.
Afterwards, Halls brought the gun back to Gutierrez-Reed and told her to open it for him.
The warrant also describes how Hannah Gutierrez-Reed described there never being ‘any live rounds’ on set.
‘Hannah advised that she checked the ‘dummies’ and ensured “they were not hot rounds”.
‘She said as the crew broke for lunch, the firearms were taken back and secured inside a safe on a prop truck on set.
‘During lunch, she said the ammo was left on a cart on the set and not secured.
‘After lunch, [property manager] Sarah Zachary pulled the firearms out of the safe inside the truck and handed them to her.
‘She advised there are only a few people that have access and the combination to the safe.
‘Hannah advised that she handed the gun to Alec Baldwin a couple of times, and also handed it to David Halls. Hannah said no live ammo is ever kept on set.’
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza speaks during a press conference at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building on Wednesday