Alec Baldwin retweeted an article shared by The New York Times on Wednesday about the latest search warrant released in connection with the investigation into the fatal “Rust” shooting.
The accidental shooting resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
“Before handing a gun he said ‘cold’ to Alec Baldwin on the set of ‘Rust’, Dave Halls, an assistant director, told a detective he should have inspected every cartridge in every room, according to an affidavit But he didn’t, ”the original tweet read.
According to a previous mandate from the authorities, Baldwin was handed the gun by assistant director Dave Halls. A warrant stated that Halls had handed the gun to Baldwin and declared it “cold,” an industry term meaning the gun was not loaded with ammunition, including blanks. According to the Associated Press, citing the search warrant request, Halls was unaware that live ammunition was inside the gun.
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The weapon Baldwin used was one of three the gunsmith had placed on a cart outside the building where a scene was rehearsed, according to court records.
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The actor previously retweeted an article from Variety with the headline “Alec Baldwin Told Gun Safe Before Fatal Shooting Says Affidavit.”
Halls did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Both tweets followed Baldwin’s statement about the Hutchins death which he shared on Friday.
“There are no words to express my shock and sadness over the tragic accident which claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins, a deeply admired wife, mother and colleague,” Baldwin a dit Friday morning on Twitter.
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“I am fully cooperating with the police investigation to explain how this tragedy happened and I am in contact with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son and everyone who knew him and I loved Halyna, ”the actor concluded.
The Associated Press contributed to this report