Assistant David Halls, who worked with Alec Baldwin on the set of the film “Rust,” admitted violations with weapons on the set where cameraman Halyna Hutchins was killed. This is stated in the testimony of Halls.
“I’m checking the barrel for interference. In most cases, there is no “live” fire. She (Assistant at arms Hannah Gutierrez Reed) opens the shutter, turns the drum and I say: a fake pistol on the playground,” he explained.
According to him, during the rehearsal, he saw that there were three bullets in the gun. However, he didn’t remember the drum being played. After the incident, the gun was opened, and there were at least four blank cartridges with a hole in the side of each, Halls assured. At the same time, there was no such hole in one cartridge.
Earlier on October 27, new live ammunition was found on the set. Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said police also found the bullet that killed cameraman Halyna Hutchins. On the same day, the film’s producers began their own investigation into Hutchins’ death.