Body cam footage from the Santa Fe, New Mexico Sheriff’s Office is shedding new light on a deadly shooting incident that occurred on the set of the film “Rust” involving actor Alec Baldwin.
According to a Tuesday report, the footage shared by the sheriff’s office as well as crime scene photos, interviews with witnesses and text messages ” shows more of what Baldwin’s involvement was in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after the gun that was in Baldwin’s hands fired and hit her,” Conservative Brief reported.
Since the incident, Baldwin has said that he held and cocked the handgun that killed Hutchins and wounded a producer but he “did not pull the trigger.”
“Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but it’s not me,” he said following the deadly incident.
Conservative Brief adds:
But the new footage reveals greater detail of what happened on the day of the shooting in October.
Baldwin asks the sheriff’s deputy if he is being charged with anything, but the deputy maintains that is simply asking questions after Baldwin had been read his Miranda rights.
And then the actor admits to firing the gun.
“When I shot the gun, away from the cameraman, I never aim the gun at the camera, I turned and I went like this,” he said as he shaped his finger like a gun and made a gesture as to what he did, Fox News reported. “And she was there. And the gun went off. And she just went right on the ground.”
“I take the gun out slowly. I turn and cock the pistol. Bang! [Hutchins] hits the ground, she goes down. [Souza] goes down, screaming, he’s like ‘Jesus Christ,’” the actor said. “It’s supposed to be a cold gun … Now this is a puzzle to me … this is making me very emotional.”
Additional police video from the day of the shooting shows Baldwin talking to other people on his cellphone.
“You have no idea how unbelievable this is and how strange this is,” he said during a phone call.
“I don’t want to be a public person,” he said in the video. “I’m the one holding a gun in my hand that everyone was supposed to have taken care of.”