AceShowbiz - Police have shared evidence in the "Rust" accidental shooting that led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Among the evidence is police body cam footage taken in the aftermath of the shooting.
In the newly-released video, Alec Baldwin was seen sitting with assistant director Dave Halls and other crew members who all looked somber. "What's her story?" Alec asked a crew member, who told him that things were not so good.
A cop then described how the bullet entered the right side of Halyna's body and exited the left. Dave was heard sobbing and exclaimed, "My God," while covering his face with his hand. Another crew member in the back also buried his face in his hands.
At that point, Halyna was still alive, but fighting for her life while paramedics tended to her on the scene. The cop informed the cast and crew that she would be airlifted to the hospital.
Another video shows moments before the fatal shooting. Alec was seen rehearsing a "cross draw" on the set with Halyna behind the camera. The actor, who also produced the movie, whipped out the F.lli Pietta 45 Long Colt Revolver several times in a mock church at the Bonanza Creek Ranch and pointed it toward the camera.
Meanwhile, in footage of his interview at the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office , Alec detailed the incident. He said he felt "no recoil" when he inadvertently fired the gun. "When I shot the gun, away from the cameraman, I never aim the gun at the camera, I turned and I went like this," he told investigators, making a gun with his fingers. "And she was there. And the gun went off. And she just went right on the ground."
Director Joel Souza, who was also injured in the incident, told police officers in the hospital that he saw armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed handing the weapon to Alec, saying it was "cold" or "clean." He, however, couldn't remember if the gun had been checked after the crew returned from a lunch break before the incident.
D.A. Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement on Monday, April 25, "The Sheriff's office is still awaiting essential reports and will not be completing their investigation until those reports have been submitted."
"The District Attorney's office must wait until the complete investigation has been turned over by the Sheriff's Office," she added. "Once we receive the completed investigation and conduct a thorough and deliberate review of all evidence, a criminal charging decision will be made."
Alec previously claimed that the investigation report exonerated him after New Mexico's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau released the findings. "We are grateful to the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau for investigating this matter," a lawyer for the actor said in a statement released via Instagram on April 21. "We appreciate that the report exonerates Mr. Baldwin by making clear that he believed the gun held only dummy rounds."