Around ten months after the deadly shot at a camerawoman during a film shoot with Hollywood star Alec Baldwin (64), the armorer raises allegations against the investigators. As the industry journal “Variety” reported on Thursday (local time), a lawyer for the woman criticized that no DNA test was carried out on the cartridges that were discovered on the set.
In an email quoted by Variety, the armorer’s attorney urged investigators to reconsider. The fatal incident occurred in October 2021 while filming the low-budget western Rust at a film ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Camerawoman Halyna Hutchins was killed in the process. Director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder.
Alec Baldwin, who served as lead actor and producer on the film, had used the gun in rehearsal for one scene. Investigations revealed that the Colt had a real bullet lodged in it.