Shortly after the involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin for his shooting of Hayla Hutchins on the set of “Rust” were dropped, the actor was spotted with a gun on the set again.
He was seen, Fox News Digital reports, holding a rifle by the barrel while clothed in the full western getup of “a gray button-up, black jeans, a brown jacket with cowboy boots and a bandana.”
A black and brown horse and other cast members dressed in cowboy getups were spotted in a grassy field.
Baldwin’s attorneys, after the charges were dropped, said, “We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident.”
Although the case has now been closed in the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico, Mr. Baldwin could still potentially face charges in the future, as the prosecutors said that the investigation is ongoing. Further, he still faces a number of lawsuits, including one brought by Hutchins’ mother, father, and sister.
The attorney for the plaintiffs said, “Mr. Baldwin should know that we remain committed to fighting and winning for our clients and holding him accountable for pointing a loaded gun at Halyna Hutchins, pulling the trigger and killing her. Mr. Baldwin may pretend that he is not responsible for pulling the trigger and ejecting a live bullet which ended Halyna’s life.”
Additionally, while the charges against Baldwin were dropped, the charges against the “Rust” armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, were not. Her attorneys confirmed on Thursday that her current charges are unchanged, though they added that they “fully expect at the end of this process that Hannah will also be exonerated.”
The decision to drop the charges is a huge change from what was announced when the charges against Baldwin were brought. Then, the DA, in her written statement on the charges posted to Facebook, said (emphasis ours):
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