As actor and producer, Alec Baldwin is being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deadly 2021 shooting on the set of the Western film “Rust”. And the armorer who oversaw firearms on the set, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, is also being charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Baldwin was holding the gun during a rehearsal when it discharged, killing Halyna Hutchins, cinematographer.
“If any one of these three people — Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls (Asst. Director) — had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today,” Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor appointed to the case, said in a statement. “It’s that simple.”
A representative for Hutchins’ family — widower Matthew Hutchins and son Andros — thanked authorities for pursuing the charges.
“It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law,” spokesman Brian Panish said in a statement. “We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.”
- Assistant Director David Halls took a plea deal for a lesser charge.