(RepublicanInformer.com)- A new video has emerged showing Alec Baldwin’s reaction when he was informed that he had accidentally murdered the cameraman who worked on the set of his film Rust last year. Baldwin was visibly upset when he heard the news.
The footage was taken inside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico on October 21, 2021. Baldwin had just finished telling cops that he didn’t pull the trigger and was stunned when he saw what looked like a live round fire from his weapon and pierced through director Joel Souza’s shoulder before striking Hutchins in the armpit.
Baldwin was rehearsing a scene for the movie Rust on October 21, 2021, when he pulled his gun from his costume. It fired and shot Hutchins in the armpit, 42, fatally wounding her. Santa Fe Sheriff Adan Mendoza said that Baldwin could still face charges because he was who was handling the weapon.
Six months later, no one knows how a live bullet got into Baldwin’s pistol.
In a phone conversation days later, Baldwin pressed detectives to investigate one theory: a package of simulated bullets went missing from the set and returned with actual rounds inside.
He called Detective Alexandra Hancock and told her he’d been told the box was where armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed got the rounds for his rifle that day.
It returned. It appeared out of nowhere on a truck table and confirmed that it was the box from which the long colts were extracted to make the cannon. They returned to the package, which included many live bullets. ‘This is a case of carelessness. There’s the possibility that someone tampered with this.
In the newest video, Baldwin is seen off the set smoking the cigarette given to him. He then asks about Hutchins before a cop replies her status is “questionable.”
Sheriff Mendoza said Baldwin might still be charged since he handled the firearm.
Mendoza said they’ll consult with the DA’s office to see if there’s any criminal negligence or charges. We know those who didn’t perform their job.
Mendoza stated that forensic and ballistic findings on the shooting over six months ago are still pending.
The Sheriff’s Department released video evidence of Baldwin being told Hutchins had died from a gunshot wound.
While sitting at a table at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, an investigator brought Baldwin some sad news.
‘What?’ Baldwin asks from the table.
‘She [Hutchins] didn’t make it.’ Baldwin screams ‘no’ and raises his hand in disbelief.
‘Yes,’ said the officer. So Joel’s still there. But the other individual died. Sorry. I didn’t want you to hear it.’
Baldwin sat silently, palms outstretched, before asking to contact Hilaria.
The star asks her to fly from New York to New Mexico to be with him.
“Can you hear me? Can you hear me? I’m at the police station. How is everyone at home? How are the kids?”
“The kids are great,” she says.
“Are you convinced you don’t want to come tomorrow?” Baldwin asks.
Hilaria says, ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea. Call me after you talk with the sheriff, but I don’t think it’s a great idea.”
“Just to be clear. They’re going to make me stay here anyway,” says Baldwin.
Raising the phone to his ear, he says, “I don’t want to do this film anymore, I don’t. I don’t want to be a public person. I’m the one holding the gun in my hand that everyone was supposed to have taken care of. They always hand me a cold gun.”
He then asks Hilaria about her whereabouts, ‘Where are you now? Michelle who?”
“And where are you? I’ll call you back when I’m done, OK?”
“You know what’s really tough for me, is I have six kids,” Baldwin says to the investigators.
“We had to tell my older daughter yesterday what happened and she started to cry.”
She said, “I’m going to go to school and everyone’s going to make fun of me.”
“Half the jobs I had lined up between now and the second half of the year they fired me.”
‘They didn’t want me to come.’
He begged the detectives to speak with Gutierrez.
“I hope you know…. getting Hannah in your sights there and asking her to describe this box of colt… I’d love to hear all about that.,” Baldwin suggested.
Baldwin still maintains he did not pull the trigger.