Alec BaldwinClaim that he is not responsible Halina HutchinsThe woman who led the investigation into the “Rust” shooting did not respond to the death – instead, she said Baldwin and several others may still be charged for their role in the tragedy.
While he sat down George StephanopoulosBaldwin said he didn’t feel guilty about what happened. As he said, “Someone is responsible for what happened. I can’t say who it is, but I know it’s not me.”
Okay, Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Alteves Not ready to clear his name criminally, but not yet. She told TMZ… “Everyone involved in the handling and use of guns on the set has a responsibility to act in a way that protects the safety of others. It seems that certain actions and omissions have led to this result.”
Her office and the Sheriff’s Department have not completed the investigation… and she made it clear that she has not yet decided who can be prosecuted. She said: “Once I have the opportunity to review the full investigation, some people may be criminally liable for his/her actions and/or omissions on the Rust set.”
And, there is this… Baldwin’s explanation of how he fired a fatal shot does not fit the opinions of weapons experts. Steve Wolf, Who said that the “no trigger” theory is possible-but there are several other mistakes on the set.
Steve has been making ammunition and props for TV and movies for decades, so he was right Baldwin’s claim The antique revolver he was holding fired without pulling the trigger.
Steve held up a similar pistol and demonstrated what it was in “TMZ Live” on Friday Baldwin descriptionHe pulled back the hammer on the weapon, but it was different from what Alec claimed…Steve said that without pulling the trigger, it is impossible for the hammer to hit and fire the bullet. It’s not normal anyway.
He admits that there are two possible exceptions-first, there may be mechanical defects… the other possibility is related to the way the weapon is made.
The Colt .45 Baldwin used a replica of the revolver in 1873. It can be manufactured without a safety function. This safety function is now standard for this type of weapon, but it no longer exists in the 19th century.
Steve said that investigators will be able to check the gun to determine what really happened.