Rust assistant director reportedly admits he didn't thoroughly check gun handed to Alec Baldwin

Asia's Tech News Daily

Rust movie sign Sam Wasson/Getty Images

The assistant director on the Alec Baldwin movie Rust has reportedly acknowledged he failed to thoroughly check the gun that was handed to the actor before a fatal on-set shooting last week.

According to an affidavit, Rust assistant director Dave Halls told investigators that armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed opened the gun for him to inspect before handing it to Baldwin, and Halls “advised he should have checked all of” the rounds in the gun, “but didn't, and couldn't recall if she spun the drum,” The New York Times reports. Halls reportedly said he only remembered seeing three rounds in the gun. After the shooting, he says he brought the gun to Reed and saw “at least four dummy casings with the holes on the side, and one without the hole.”

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed, and director Joel Souza was wounded, while Baldwin was rehearsing a scene on the set of Rust and the gun discharged. Halls reportedly told investigators that typically, Reed “spins the drum, and I say cold gun on set,” meaning the gun doesn't have live rounds in it; he said “cold gun” prior to the fatal shooting, according to NBC News. Halls was previously fired from a film in 2019 after a gun discharged on set.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said Wednesday officials have recovered around 600 pieces of evidence in their investigation into the Rust shooting, including “the actual lead projectile that was fired.” Officials also recovered 500 rounds of ammunition, which included blanks, dummy rounds, and suspected live rounds. Mendoza said it was too early to comment on whether any criminal charges could be brought, but Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said “all options are on the table at this point,” and in terms of who could face charges, “no one has been ruled out.”

You may also like

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


Deutsche Welle suspends cooperation with Jordan broadcaster

BERLIN (AP) — German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Sunday it is suspending cooperation with a Jordanian partner, Roya TV, because of concerns about anti-Israeli and antisemitic content and caricatures ... Read more »

Labor pledges extra university and Tafe places to help rebuild industries hit by pandemic

Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP Labor says it will fund up to 20,000 extra university places over 2022 and 2023, and provide access to 465,000 free Tafe places in nominated areas of ... Read more »

Parents 'devastated' by death of eight-year-old daughter after London, Ont., crash

© Provided by The Canadian Press An eight-year-old girl killed in a collision in southwestern Ontario last week was a bright and loving child whose death has devastated her family, ... Read more »

India: At least 14 civilians killed after army mistook them for insurgents

Angry villagers burned army vehicles in protest after more than a dozen people were killed by soldiers who mistakenly believed some of them were militants. It happened in India's remote northeast region along the border with Myanmar, officials said. Read more »

A simple cauliflower recipe to solve your dinner woes

© Provided by The Indian Express During winter, vegetable markets come alive with colours from the entire spectrum in the form of vegetables and fruits that are essential for our ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Former Republican Senator Bob Dole dies at age 98

Former Republican Senator Bob Dole died at the age of 98 Sunday morningHe served as a senator for Kansas for 27 years and was the 1996 Republican presidential nominee Read more »

Bus carrying members of choir is swept away by raging flood in Kenya killing more than 20 people

More than 20 are dead after a bus got swept away in raging floods in Kenya The hired yellow school bus was carrying a church choir to a wedding ceremony It tried to cross an area of murky water but was fully submerged in seconds  Read more »

Woman rescued, Clay sheriff's deputy shoots suspect in Green Cove Springs hostage situation

A hostage situation at a Green Cove Springs gas station ended Saturday night after several hours when a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot the suspect and officers rescued a ... Read more »

‘Unnecessary' homelessness law must be overhauled, say Tories

Robert Jenrick said: ‘Homelessness in and of itself should not be a criminal offence‘ – Wiktor Szymanowicz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Two former housing ministers are launching a bid to ... Read more »

FIA confirm Enzo Fittipaldi and Theo Pourchaire both 'conscious' after scary F2 crash

The FIA have released a statement after a huge crash at the start of the Formula Two feature race, a feeder series that is racing alongside Formula One ahead of ... Read more »

Man Utd warned their Ralf Rangnick succession plan could be ruined by Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes Brendan Rodgers’ previous experience managing the Reds could affect his chances of being considered for the Manchester United job when Ralf Rangnick’s temporary spell ... Read more »

Just one ground duel and tackle won between them - Leeds' 3 worst players vs Burnley

Illan Meslier, Diego Llorente and Kalvin Phillips struggled in Leeds United’s 2-2 draw at home to Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday. © Provided by Transfer Tavern Premier League ... Read more »

Stoke beat QPR to move back into top six

Stoke returned to the Sky Bet Championship top six after a 2-0 win at QPR on Sunday. Goals in each half from Tyrese Campbell and Mario Vrancic sealed the victory ... Read more »

Talks held: Newcastle offer record deal to Premier League talent Roy Keane dubbed 'outstanding'

Newcastle United have reportedly now offered a record deal to Jesse Lingard in order to try and sign him in the January transfer window. © Provided by Transfer Tavern Jesse ... Read more »

I used to be a Disney cast member – and I was always giving out free drinks and snacks to these guests

A FORMER Disney cast member has revealed some secrets of the jobs – including how they often gave out freebies to some of the guests. Going by the name u/fantasmicrat ... Read more »

UK Covid cases highest Sunday figure in 7 weeks with 43,992 infections as 20m boosters doled out amid Omicron spread

THE UK has recorded the highest number of Covid cases on a Sunday in the past seven weeks as 20 million booster shots have been doled out. A total of ... Read more »

Pope castigates Europe over migration crisis during return to Lesbos

Pope Francis has returned to Lesbos, the Greek island long at the centre of Europe’s refugee crisis, to offer comfort to asylum seekers and harsh words for a continent that ... Read more »

Who is Tim Iroegbunam? The latest Aston Villa academy star called up by Steven Gerrard

Aston Villa have handed a place in the matchday squad for Sunday’s game with Leicester City to midfielder Tim Iroegbunam. Iroegbunam is the latest Villa academy talent to be called ... Read more »

'World's best midfielder': Manchester United fans hail Fred after first goal of Ralf Rangnick era

Manchester United fans have lauded Fred’s impact after the midfielder grabbed the first goal of the Ralf Rangnick era. United impressed during the first half against Crystal Palace, but were ... Read more »

The case of the confident dog that developed PTSD

The word trauma has been so overused that it can sound meaningless. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP Yet there are profound effects on the body and mind ... Read more »

Lucas Moura scores stunner as Tottenham breeze past Norwich

A stunning goal from Lucas Moura helped Tottenham remain unbeaten in the Premier League under Antonio Conte as they beat Norwich 3-0. © PA Wire Lucas Moura put Spurs on ... Read more »

Swansea City headlines as Middlesbrough boss sums up Swans' frustration

Your Swansea City headlines for Sunday, December 5. Wilder sums up Swans’ dominance Chris Wilder could not hide his delight at seeing Middlesbrough claim victory over Swansea given the way ... Read more »

Hotels and B&Bs hit by cancellations after Omicron travel restrictions announced ahead of Christmas

Hospitality businesses have been dealt another blow after the Government announced the return of compulsory PCR or lateral flow tests for overseas travel. From 4am on 7 December, travellers must ... Read more »

Grandma takes a 2000 mile trip round the edge of England by bus - using only her pensioners bus pass

A grandma has taken a 2,200 mile trip around the edge of the entire country by bus – using only her free pensioners’ pass. © SWNS public-gran-spo-762684.jpeg Penny Ibbott, 75, ... Read more »

Husband rushing his wife to hospital as she went into labor CATCHES newborn son with one hand after she gave birth in passenger seat

Kelli Emge, a French teacher, gave birth in the car while her husband, Ryan, was driving her to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital on Friday Husband Ryan, whose family resides in the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio, had one hand on the wheel and one hand out to catch his newborn daughter RebeccaRyan praised his wife's composure, saying it is 'the most impressive thing I've ever seen. She just handled the whole thing'Kenariye Delaney, another woman in the area, also gave birth to her child in an unusual wayShe gave birth to her newborn at home, just two minutes before an ambulance called by her partner on the same day arrivedBoth families say they’re grateful there were no postnatal complications that required medical intervention Read more »

Patrick Bamford celebrates return with injury-time equaliser as Leeds fightback against Brentford

Patrick Bamford returned from injury and grabbed a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage-time to rescue a point for Leeds. © GETTY IMAGES Patrick Bamford celebrates his injury-time equaliser – GETTY ... Read more »

Manchester United see off Crystal Palace as Fred gives Ralf Rangnick immediate lift-off

The Ralf Rangnick era is underway and has an unlikely first hero, though perhaps a fitting one too. If this interim interregnum is all about taking players who appeared broken ... Read more »

Bruno Fernandes reveals what Ralf Rangnick wants from his Manchester United players

Bruno Fernandes has revealed that Ralf Rangnick wants ‘more pressure’ and ‘more aggressiveness’ from his Manchester United players. Rangnick was appointed as United’s interim manager earlier this week and he ... Read more »

Steven Gerrard responds to Rangers fan anger as Aston Villa boss admits he put himself first for Premier League move

Steven Gerrard insists he understands why Rangers fans were left frustrated by his move to Aston Villa. But he’s asked critics to see things from his perspective – even if ... Read more »

Clint Frazier's fiancée Kaylee models Cubs cap after his signing

When the Cubs begin their regular season next spring — assuming the MLB lockout has ended — Clint Frazier’s fiancée will be ready to go. Clint Frazier’s fiancée, Kaylee Gambadoro, ... Read more »

Bob Dole, WWII veteran and three-time presidential candidate, dead at age 98

Former Senator Bob Dole passed away at 98. Getty Images Bob Dole, a decorated veteran who overcame near fatal wounds in World War II to become a respected Senator and ... Read more »

FDA in talks to streamline authorization of Omicron-specific vaccine

Dr. Rochelle Walensky says the Omicron vaccine would only need an update to the mRNA code. Alberto Pezzali/AP The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday ... Read more »

Yellowstone season 4: Summer to cause Kayce and Monica breakup in love triangle?

Yellowstone season four has been airing on The Paramount Network and fans have been introduced to a new character. Summer Higgins (played by Piper Perabo) is an animal activist who ... Read more »

Pope Francis castigates Europe over refugee crisis in return to Lesbos

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/EPA Pope Francis has returned to Lesbos, the Greek island long at the centre of Europe’s refugee crisis, to offer comfort to asylum ... Read more »

Austin Stacks celebrate Kerry senior glory after final test against rivals Kerins O'Rahillys

© James Crombie INPHO Kieran Donaghy in action against Kerins O’Rahilly’s. Kerins O’Rahillys 0-10 THE TRALEE BRAGGING rights were secured by Austin Stacks for 2021, the black and amber hordes ... Read more »

Here's what it takes to be an aspiring chief information security officer

© Motivate Publishing Businessman using computer in virtual server room In today’s world, what is your opinion on the role of cybersecurity and what it should entail? Cybersecurity practices play ... Read more »

First World War soldier's ‘treasure trove' brings conflict's horrors to life

Capt Reg Malerbi’s collection includes letters, his glass eye and fragments of a shell that almost killed him The step-grandson of a World War One officer has donated one of ... Read more »

Jelani Day's mother begs FBI to take over his case as death remains a mystery more than three months on

The grieving mother of Illinois State University graduate student Jelani Day has begged the FBI to take over his case as his death remains a mystery more than three months ... Read more »

Katrina's make-up artist Daniel Bauer arrives at her home ahead of wedding with Vicky

Katrina’s makeup artist Daniel Bauer arrives at her home ahead of wedding with Vicky Just a few days left for actor Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif’s highly anticipated wedding. The ... Read more »

Woman dies after incident at house as four arrested on suspicion of murder

© Google Maps Police were called to Moss Street in Derby in the early hours of Saturday – Google Maps Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic