Fatal shooting on set: criminal proceedings against Alec Baldwin are “not excluded”

Prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies insisted it was too early to establish each other’s responsibilities and formulate any charges that may arise.

Criminal proceedings against actor Alec Baldwin, who accidentally killed a cinematographer on the set of a western last week, are not ruled out at this point, the prosecutor investigating the incident said on Wednesday. fatal shot.

Sante Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza, alongside prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies, at their press conference on Wednesday.

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“All options are on the table at this point” and “no one is excluded” regarding possible prosecutions, Santa Fe prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies said at a press conference. “He was the one who operated the weapon,” said Santa Fe County Sheriff (New Mexico), Adan Mendoza.

Searches carried out at the Bonanza Creek ranch, where Halyna Hutchins was killed on October 21, resulted in the seizure of 500 ammunition, the sheriff said. Pending the conclusions of the forensic science, investigators believe it is a mixture of dummy cartridges, blank cartridges and live ammunition.

The very strict recommendations of the film industry with regard to firearms prohibit the presence of live ammunition on set, precisely to prevent this type of accident.

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