Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, A ‘Rust’ Armorer, Has Filed A Lawsuit Against The Ammo Supplier She Claims Supplied The Live Rounds That Killed Halyna Hutchins

Gutierrez-Reed has filed a lawsuit against Seth Kenney, whose company supplied ammo to the film's set.

It’s been almost three months since Halyna Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer, was killed in an accident. The investigation into what happened is still underway, but Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the set’s teenage armorer, has gotten a lot of attention. Her lawyer has even suggested that a live round was added to Alec Baldwin’s rifle. She’s now pursuing the supplier who, according to her, delivered the fatal munitions.

Gutierrez-Reed has filed a lawsuit against Seth Kenney, whose company supplied ammo to the film’s set, according to Deadline. Specifically, she accuses Kenny of providing “boxes of ammunition purporting to include dummy rounds, but instead contained a mix of dummy and real ammunition,” according to the lawsuit. She claims that she was misled into believing they had only received dummy bullets. Unbeknownst to Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the defendants created an unsafe condition on the movie set that constituted a foreseeable risk of injury to several others.”

Kenny, the proprietor of PDQ Arm & Prop, refuted in a December interview with Good Morning America that the fatal munitions came from his shop, stating there was “something really distinctive about the live rounds that were found.”
Guiterrez-Reed allegedly loaded the gun from a box labeled “dummy bullets,” which she provided to assistant director Dave Hall, according to the lawsuit. She then left the set, which was inside a church, in order to follow COVID-19 policy. According to the lawsuit:

“Had Hannah been called back in, she would have re-inspected the weapon, and every round again, and instructed Baldwin on safe gun practice with the cross draw, as was her standard practice on set and under circumstances where: (1) Baldwin did not respond to Hannah’s request on October 15 to schedule cross draw training and (2) the gun had been out of her possession for 15 minutes.”

As a result, Baldwin, who has cooperated with authorities, has maintained that he did not fire the gun that killed Hutchins. Investigators acquired a warrant for the actor’s phone last month.

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