Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office/ZUMA Press Wire Service (Fair Use)

Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will face criminal charges for the October 2021 fatal shooting ofRustcinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film’s set, the Santa Fe District Attorney said Thursday.

Close to 16 months after Baldwin shot Hutchins and wounded the movie’s director Joel Souza with a loaded gun during rehearsal on the set of the indie Western, New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies finally unveiled her decision as to who should be charged and not charged in the tragic incident.

“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,” Carmack-Altwies said this morning. “On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”

In charges set to be formally filed by the end of the month, Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in Hutchins’ death.