The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has released a trove of new documents and bodycam footage, revealing new details of the tragic day that actor-producer Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last October while he was filming on a western set was.
In this footage, the officers who responded on the New Mexico set can be seen interviewing the film’s gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who collapses during an interview and calls herself a “fucking loser,” to just say to name a few moments after that 30 rocks The actor had been rehearsing a scene that resulted in the fatal shooting of the cameraman and the wounding of director Joel Souza.
In the footage, you can hear responding officers at the New Mexico ranch asking the 24-year-old if she’s the film’s gunsmith, to which a clearly shaken Reed replies, “I am, or at least I was.”
“Welcome to the worst day of my life,” she continues.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday that they would release their interviews with key witnesses and bodycam footage from the Oct. 21 shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch after multiple media outlets refused to release the content had asked.
“The sheriff’s office is releasing all files related to our ongoing investigation,” Sheriff Adan Mendoza said in a statement.
The release of the documents and bodycam footage comes just days after an agency in New Mexico sharply rebuked the managers behind them rust Production and imposed a maximum fine of $136,793 for violating safety protocols in the incident that resulted in the wounding of Mr. Souza and the death of Hutchins.
The 24-year-old gunsmith can be seen in the bodycam footage, along with a female police officer, who is escorted to the lavatory, where she then asks if she can get away from the rest of the crew and debrief one of them behind the police cars. “I just want to get the hell out of here and never show my face in this industry again,” she says.
Ms. Gutierrez-Reed, who trained as a gunsmith with her father, Thall Reed, goes on to share in the footage how distraught she is at what happened on set, saying at one point, “I’m the only female gunsmith the game on set and I just messed up my whole career.”
“[I’m] damn failure,” she is heard saying as officers continue to question her.
In the months since the incident, the rust The gunsmith has sued gun supplier Seth Kenny as she claims he supplied a mislabeled box of ammo and a box of live rounds on set instead of the dummy bullets she thought they were accepting.
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Mr Kenny has denied these allegations.
Speaking to ABC News in December, the 24-year-old’s father told the broadcaster he had full confidence in the sheriff’s department for “getting to the bottom of” the fatal shooting and believed his daughter’s name would soon be revealed would be washed clean.
“I’m not worried about that at all,” he said.
In the months following the on-set fall incident rustReports have surfaced of complaints from crew working on the Western set, with some claiming weapons specialists are not allowed to make decisions about additional safety training.
However, Rust Movie Productions has indicated it will contest those findings.
Baldwin, who also denies any liability or wrongdoing in the filming that killed 42-year-old Hutchins, is being sued by the cinematographer’s family for wrongful death.
Police bodycam shows Alec Baldwin shortly after Rust was shot
The Santa Fe County Sheriff said the investigation into the fatal shooting more than six months ago is still missing “several components,” namely the results of the FBI’s ballistics and forensic analysis, as well as the fingerprint and DNA tests.
“Once these investigative components are provided to the sheriff’s office, we can complete the investigation and forward it to the Santa Fe District Attorney for review,” Sheriff Mendoza said in a prepared statement.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/rust-bodycam-footage-hannah-gutierrez-reed-b2065915.html Body cam footage shows ‘Rust’ gunsmith’s sad behavior immediately after the fatal shooting