Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting ‘is a very complicated case,’ police say: ‘It’s a puzzle’


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“Nothing is clear at this point,” Juan Rios, public information officer for the Sainte Fe County Sheriff’s Office, told reporters.

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Investigators emphasized how complex the investigation into the shooting of the “Rust” film set really is during a press conference on Wednesday.

District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweiss revealed that there is no precedent for such a case in her district.


“It’s a very complicated matter,” she told reporters.

According to a third search warrant executed by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department, three men handled the gun, which Alec Baldwin later fired, fatally shooting cinematographer Halina Hutchins.

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Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Juan Rios told Granthshala News after the conference, “The reality is that it’s very complicated, from an evidence standpoint and from a forensic standpoint, it’s a very complicated case.” “It really is. It would be complicated for any agency.”

According to Rios, “the number of witnesses, the number of people involved, the fact that someone lost his life, someone got injured” all complicate the case.

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Rios explained that the complexity of the case only gets complicated when trying to piece all the evidence together.

“It’s a puzzle,” he said. “Nothing is clear at this point.”

During the press conference, Santa Fe Sheriff Adan Mendoza said it was “too early” to tell whether criminal charges would be filed in this case.

Baldwin by mistake shot and killed Hutchins was handed over to him as “Cold Gun” by assistant director Dave Hall last week. According to the Associated Press, Hall was unaware that there were live rounds inside the firearm, pursuant to an application for a search warrant Executed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. At the top of the press conference, Sheriff Mendoza repeated those events.

Cinematographer Helena Hutchins was accidentally shot to death after Alec Baldwin fired a gun on the set of his upcoming film 'Rust' after being told he was 'cold'.

An inventory report obtained Tuesday by Granthshala News revealed that officers recovered three revolvers, “ammo,” “loose ammo,” nine “spent cover(s)” and “suspicious blood” from the film’s set. Collected a fanny pack with 14 swabs. Other items while executing the warrant.

Sheriff Mendoza reported that 500 rounds of ammunition were retrieved from the scene. According to the sheriff, those rounds included dummy, blank and live rounds.

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