I guess we know why the A list actor settled with the victim’s family prior to the police report coming out.
He still screwed them over in that deal too.
Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Fatal Shooting Police Report Released: Details Chaos On Indie Western Set
(Updated with Alec Baldwin lawyer statement) More than two weeks after the final police report on the fatal shooting of Rust DP Halyna Hutchins by Alec Baldwin last October was handed over to the local DA, the document has been made public.
Amidst a dense listing of events and inventory from local police, the FBI and others, the 551-page report (Read it here) reveals a set in chaos even before the shooting of Hutchins on Oct. 21, 2021.
Ross Addiego, a dolly grip who was present when the tragic incident took place and heard armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed saying that the prop gun was clear, details that there were issues with her in the previous week. Per the dolly grip, Gutierrez-Reed and her crew had issues that involved “negligent discharges”. The armorer was preparing one of six guns and one of the revolvers went off toward her foot. A few minutes later at the cabin set, a discharged gun went off that wasn’t announced, which would have been assistant director Dave Halls’ responsibility to announce, per Addiego.
Addiego also mentioned six camera men walked off set on the day of the incident, and that the head of the Camera Department, Lane Luper, wrote a letter to production about mishaps.
Reese Price, a key grip who was eight feet behind Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza in the church (the filmmaker receiving a shoulder blow from the discharged prop gun) said that the prior issues on the production entailed an “accidental discharge” occurring “twice last week all in one day. One of the accidental discharges occurred by ‘armorer girl’ who was messing with a gun. The ‘armorer girl’ had the gun pointed down, when it went off accidentally. The second time, one of the stunt actors went to cock the gun and it went off accidentally inside a shack. Reese expressed his concern about accidental discharges occurring on this particular set, which is something that is not supposed to happen” read the police report.
“Reese was upset at the fact that the production was not housing workers who lived an hour away. Reese indicated that he was working 14-hour days and his main concern was someone crashing on the way home after a long day of work. Reese informed me the production was low budget and was set for 21 days. The budget for this film was 7 million dollars which is considered a tier one film. Another concern brought up was the production ‘cutting corners’ to just complete the movie” read investigator J. Cano’s interview with Price.
John Ziello, the key rigging grip, when asked by Cano if there were prior issues on set, told cops “protocols were not followed during the entire film. John said the production cut every corner they could.”
Upon arriving to set to assess the situation on that October day, investigator T. Benavidez located Gutierrez-Reed with “a handgun in her left hand with the muzzle pointing down. I observed Hanna to be emotional and at this time, I took custody of the handgun.” The investigator explains that the armorer was “very emotional and getting more agitated because of the incident”. She was placed in the rear of a police car, “with the side rear door open and the vehicle locked.” The investigator asked the armorer if there were other weapons and she pointed to an area where he located two other handguns, ammunition, spent and intact rounds. There were two white boxes labeled colt .45 rounds. “Hanna pointed out one box which was half filled with ammunition and said ‘those are the rounds used today.’” The investigator took all of equipment into custody. – Read more here
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