Alec Baldwin was spotted with his family in a quiet town on the northeast coast, a week after accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in a fatal crash on set which is still under investigation and could lead to criminal prosecution.
The 63-year-old actor had a stone face as he picked up a mountain of takeout for himself and his six children. He was accompanied by a nanny and his wife Hilaria was also nearby but was not photographed.
New Mexico sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday said they “don’t know” where he “is currently”.
Baldwin cooperated with the ongoing police investigation into the shooting and also had contact with Hutchins’ family.
As he collapses with his wife and children, investigators in Santa Fe, New Mexico – where the shooting took place – continue to question witnesses.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adam Mendoza told Good Morning America on Thursday morning that he still hasn’t been able to determine who brought live bullets to the set of Rust, the western Baldwin is playing. and produced at the same time.
The 63-year-old actor had a stone face as he picked up a mountain of takeout for himself and his six children. He was accompanied by a nanny and his wife Hilaria was also nearby but was not pictured
Alec Baldwin is shown in a northeastern town this weekend with his wife and children. He was seen carrying a large order of take-out food for the family, as Santa Fe police continued to investigate the shooting.
Baldwin is cooperating with authorities and has also spoken to Halyna Hutchins’ family
Serge Svetnoy described the heartbreaking moment he held Halyna Hutchins in his arms after she was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin (Photo: Serge and Halyna)
“As far as we understand, live rounds shouldn’t be on the set. The key questions we focus on are how the live tours ended on set, who brought them on set, and why they brought them on set. We don’t have … we have some initial statements. There were almost 100 people in total on the set. Interviews are continuing.
“Everyone we’ve spoken to knows that the live rounds shouldn’t be on set and why they were there, that will be the main question,” he said.
Assistant director Dave Halls admitted to investigators that he didn’t check every barrel of his gun but “should have” before handing it to him on the set of Rust last week, and that he didn’t had examined only three of the gun’s five chambers.
Halls’ explosive admission is in a search warrant that was unsealed by the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s Department and issued Wednesday afternoon.
It contains details of Halls’ interview with the cops, and what Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told them as well.
Halls said Gutierrez-Reed, 24, held out his gun to him and ordinarily opened it, “turned the drum” to show him the ammunition, and he declared it safe.
Dave Halls told cops he “should have checked” all of the gun’s chambers “but didn’t” before handing it over to Alec Baldwin last Thursday, new search warrants revealed
Part of the interview between Halls and sheriff’s deputies that was released on Wednesday by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department
On Thursday, however, he said he “didn’t remember” if she had spun the gun and that he could only remember three dummy bullets, identified by a hole in the side of their cartridge.
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told police the guns were kept in a safe that few people had access to.
“David indicated that when Hannah showed him the gun before continuing the rehearsal, he only remembered three rounds.
“He said he should have checked them all, but didn’t and couldn’t remember if she had spun the drum,” the search warrant says.
Baldwin received the pistol and he fired in the direction of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza. Hutchins died and Souza was hospitalized.
Afterward, Halls returned the weapon to Gutierrez-Reed and told him to open it for him.
The warrant also describes how Hannah Gutierrez-Reed described that there were never “live rounds” on set.
“Hannah said she checked the ‘models’ and made sure ‘they weren’t hot balls.’
“She said that, as the crew stopped for lunch, the guns were retrieved and secured in a safe on a propeller truck on the set.
“During lunch, she said the ammunition was left on a cart on the set and unsecured.
‘After lunch, [property manager] Sarah Zachary took the guns out of the safe inside the truck and handed them to her.
“She indicated that there were only a few people who had access and the combination to the safe.
“Hannah indicated that she handed the gun to Alec Baldwin several times, and that she also gave it to David Halls. Hannah said that no real ammunition is ever kept on the set.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza speaks at a press conference at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building on Wednesday