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)

Search warrant issued for Alec Baldwin’s phone over fatal ‘Rust’ shooting

Authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico issued a search warrant on Thursday for Alec Baldwin’s cell phone to probe the death of the cinematographer he fatally shot on the set of the movie Rust, according to a New York Post report

The paper says the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office believes there are key conversations on Baldwin’s phone related to what led to the prop gun death of Halyna Hutchins in October.

Investigators previously asked the 63-year-old actor for his phone but he told them they would need to get a warrant, according to the document, which was obtained by The Post.

Baldwin fired a prop gun while rehearsing a scene of the western film, killing Hutchins and wounding the film’s director.

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