SEPTEMBER 9th 2020: Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin welcome their fifth child together - a baby boy born on September 8th. - File Photo by: zz/John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 4/26/19 Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin at the premiere of "Crown Vic" held on April 26, 2019 during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. (NYC)

Alec Baldwin faces charges of involuntary manslaughter over “Rust” shooting

Prosecutors in New Mexico revealed Thursday that actor and producer Alec Baldwin is facing an involuntary manslaughter prosecution in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred in 2021 on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” 

According to reports, the armorer who oversaw firearms on the set, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, is also being charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Baldwin was holding a gun during a rehearsal when it discharged, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the “Rust” film crew,” District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement released Thursday morning. “On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”

Hutchins was wounded by a gunshot during setup for a scene at the ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe on Oct. 21, 2021. 

Baldwin was pointing a pistol at Hutchins when the gun went off, killing her and wounding the director, Joel Souza.

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