Criminal charges against Alec Baldwin not ruled out: Prosecutor
Prosecutors refused on Oct. 27 to rule out criminal charges against Alec Baldwin for a deadly shooting, as police pointed to "complacency" on the U.S. movie set.
Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins when his gun went off as they were rehearsing a scene in the 19th-century western "Rust".
Director Joel Souza was also hurt.
"All options are on the table," Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told a press conference when asked about the possibility Baldwin could be charged.
"No one has been ruled out at this point."
An investigation into last Thursday's fatal shooting has recovered 500 rounds of ammunition from the set in New Mexico, Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters, adding that detectives believe they were a mix of blanks, dummies and live rounds.
Entertainment trade website The Wrap reported this week that crew members had been using prop weapons just hours before Hutchins was killed, shooting live rounds at tin cans for target practice.
"We're going to determine how those (live rounds) got there, why they were there, because they shouldn't have been there," Mendoza said.
"I think there was some complacency on this set," he added.
Mendoza said the film's armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and its assistant director Dave Halls had been interviewed.
Halls handed Baldwin the weapon that killed Hutchins, using the phrase "cold gun" - industry lingo for an inert firearm.
As the armorer, Gutierrez-Reed, 24, would have been responsible for supplying and keeping weapons safe on set, ensuring that they are accounted for at all times, and locked away when not in use.
She told detectives that on the day of the incident guns were secured while the crew ate lunch, but that...