According to new court records, an assistant director on the set of “Rust” unintentionally gave Alec Baldwin a loaded pistol and informed him it was okay to use just before Halyna Hutchins was accidentally shot and killed. In the most recent development in the case of Halyna Hutchins’ accidental shooting death, new court documents released on October 22nd revealed that an assistant director working on the set of “Rust” handed Alec Baldwin the loaded gun and told him it was safe to use—however, the director reportedly had no idea that the gun was not safe to use at all.
According to fresh findings from the Santa Fe court, assistant director Dave Halls reportedly exclaimed “Cold gun” to Alec Baldwin, indicating that the weapon was safe to use. Sadly, the rifle was filled with live rounds of ammunition, and Alec Baldwin killed Halyna Hutchins when he pulled the trigger on the set of his upcoming western. The firearm wounded Joel Souza, the film’s director, who was standing directly behind Hutchins. In addition, shortly after the shooting, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office acquired an official warrant to document the crime scene.
Upon doing so, they investigated Alec Baldwin’s costume that was stained with blood as evidence and the weapon that was fired and ultimately killed Hutchins.There was also a closer look at all other prop guns and ammunition, and any footage that might exist of what happened. As of now, no charges have been filed in the incident that has rocked all of Hollywood.