The shooting killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October in New Mexico and injured director Joel Souza. The investigation is still ongoing and prosecutors have not ruled out charging anyone involved. “I sincerely think (…) (that the investigators will) say it was an accident. It’s tragic,” Baldwin told CNN in a rare interview on the subject that aired on Friday, explaining that he had used the services of a private investigator.
While assuring that he did not want to “condemn” the gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the actor pointed the finger and also mentioned the assistant director Dave Halls, who had given him the weapon shortly before the shooting . “Someone put a live bullet in the gun, and that someone should have used their judgment,” he said. “It was the work” of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. “His job was to look at the ammunition and get the bullet blank, and there shouldn’t have been any live ammunition on set,” he said.
Several civil complaints
“There are two people who didn’t do what they had to do,” he added. “I’m not here to say I want them to go to jail or have their lives be hell. I don’t want that, but I want everyone to know that it’s the two people who are responsible for what happened.
Alec Baldwin, who is the subject of several civil complaints, including one filed by the family of Halyna Hutchins, has always said that he was assured that his weapon was harmless and claims that he never pulled the trigger at the time. of the fatal gunshot. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed filed a complaint against the film’s ammunition supplier, accusing it of leaving live ammunition among the cartridges of blanks.
On Thursday, his attorney criticized the FBI for failing to conduct DNA or fingerprint tests to establish who handled the recovered live ammunition. Following Alec Baldwin’s last interview, lawyers for Gutierrez-Reed and Halls told CNN the actor was trying to absolve himself of any liability.