October 4, 2022
Attorney says ‘Rusty’ armorer doesn’t know where live rounds came.
The armorer on the movie set where actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer last week has "no idea" where any live ammunition came from, her lawyers said Thursday."Rust" armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed "is devastated and completely beside herself over the events that have transpired," a statement from her attorney said.Halyna Hutchins, director of photography, died…

The armorer at the movie set where actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer last Thursday said her lawyers that she had “no idea” from where any live ammunition originated.

“Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez­Reed said that she was “devastated and totally shocked” by the events.

Halyna HUTCHINS, the director of photography, was killed in an accident at the set shooting. Director Joel Souza was also injured.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting in New Mexico were under investigation ,, and no charges have yet been filed.

“Safety has been Hannah’s top priority. This set would not have been compromised had live ammunition not been introduced. According to Hannah’s attorneys, she has no idea from where the live rounds came.

Court documents relating to a search warrant state that assistant director David Halls shouted “cold guns ,” to indicate the firearm had no live round. He handed the firearm to Baldwin prior to the shooting.

Halls stated to authorities he should have examined the gun further after noticing a difference between the ammunition rounds. According to a search warrant, affidavit.

Halls didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday night.

Gutierrez-Reed’s attorneys, Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence, said that the guns were locked up at night and during lunch and that the armorer had sought more training on the movie.

“Hannah worked on two roles in this film, making it difficult for her to concentrate on her job as an armourer.” The statement states.

“She tried to get training, weapons maintenance and adequate time for gunfire preparations but was ultimately defeated by her department and production. It stated that the entire production was unsafe because of a variety of factors, including a lack safety meetings.

Neither the producers of the film nor Rust Movies productions LLC immediately responded to requests for comment on Thursday night.

The shooting took place at Bonanza Creek Ranch, Santa Fe County. This ranch is used often for Western productions.

Sources told NBC News the prop gun had misfired prior to .. In Thursday’s statement, Gutierrez Reed’s attorneys referred to an “accidental discharge” and said Gutierrez Reed never had one.

” The prop master was the first, and Hannah told him that the second was a stuntman. Hannah had informed Hannah that his gun was hot with emptys.

Authorities have said that the “lead projectile” which killed Hutchins, and injures Souza, has been found. It was found in Souza’s shoulder.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan mendoza described the fired round as a “suspected living round.” “

Around 500 rounds were taken from the set as part of the investigation, including blanks, dummy rounds and what the sheriff described as suspected live rounds.

He said Wednesday “there was some complacency on this set. “

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

Diana Dasrath is entertainment producer and senior reporter for NBC News covering all platforms.

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