Newly surfaced videos show Alec Baldwin shooting prop gun on ‘Rust’ set days before fatal shooting

New videos obtained by NBC News show Alec Baldwin shooting a prop gun on the set of Rust days before the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

The series of clips comes hours before a grand jury is set to convene to determine if Baldwin can be recharged with involuntary manslaughter.

The videos, which appear to be raw footage, show Baldwin firing a prop gun and interacting with the film crew.

“Now wait a second, if I am going to shoot right, do you want to go to the other side of the camera?  I don’t want to shoot towards you,” the actor says.

This footage, a total of about seven minutes, is the first time the public has seen Baldwin working with a prop gun.

According to NBC News, the videos were among dozens that had been requested by special prosecutors from Rust Productions LLC in the spring. They did not receive the clips until October.

In October 2021, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot when a prop gun held by Baldwin fired a live round while the cast and crew rehearsed a scene. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was injured during the shooting.

Although Baldwin insisted he was innocent, involuntary manslaughter charges were brought against him. Those charges were dropped in April 2023.

However, in October 2023, prosecutors announced they were convening a grand jury to determine if Baldwin could be recharged.

“I feel that someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me,” Baldwin said in a 2021 interview with ABC News.

These videos certainly give us a better look at how Alec Baldwin acted on the set, especially when it came to safety.

It will be interesting to see if the grand jury determines there is enough new evidence to recharge him in this horrible case.


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