Western ‘Rust’ Deadly Shooting: Alec Baldwin Explains Why He Hasn’t Surrendered His Phone to Police Yet

The actor Alec Baldwin you have not delivered your telephone to the authorities investigating the deadly shooting that left one dead in a New Mexico studio in October, police said Thursday.

Baldwin handled the gun while rehearsing a scene western ‘Rust‘ with the director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, who died in the incident.

The actor stated in an interview that did not pull the trigger of the gun, but barely cocked it. On the afternoon of October 21, when the shooting occurred, Baldwin received the gun from a production assistant who informed him that it was cold”, film jargon used to warn that it is harmless.

The police investigate the case, and one of the questions is how live ammunition got to the set of ‘Rust’, a low-budget movie that Baldwin starred in and co-produced.

Search for evidence

The researchers obtained a warrant to seize Baldwin’s phone in mid-December, looking for “proof”.

According to the court order that supports the request, the 63-year-old actor had exchanged emails with the film’s gunsmith to discuss what type of gun would be used in the fatal scene.

“To date, the cell phone has not been turned over to authorities,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department, where the ranch where the shooting took place, said in a statement.

After unsuccessful discussions with Baldwin’s attorneys, the sheriff’s department requested assistance from the Santa Fe District Attorney, who “for jurisdictional reasons” began negotiations to have the actor “voluntarily” surrender his phone, according to the statement.

willing to collaborate

On Saturday, the actor posted on Instagram a video in which he talks about various issues. He randomly comments on the subject of the cell phone and claims to be willing to collaborate with the police, but argued that handing over the phone “is a process that takes time”.

Baldwin affirmed that the authorities of New Mexico have to go through those of the state of New York, where he resides, to finalize the procedure.

“Any suggestion that I don’t comply with requests, orders or commands related to my phone is bullshit, it’s lies,” says Baldwin.

legal process

“As soon as we complete this procedure, of course we will comply,” he adds.

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Baldwin said in an interview with ABC that he did not feel guilty or responsible for Hutchins’ death.


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