While filming a scene in New Mexico, actor Alec Baldwin shot a fake gun, which caused the death of the cinematographer and injured the director.
According to National Public Radio, the new documents provide a comprehensive account of the incident, based on interviews with sheriff detectives and members of the film team. According to the documents, Baldwin was rehearsing a part that required drawing a pistol and pointing it at the camera while sitting in a church pew on the film set. Souza told officers that Hutchins and Souza were looking at the camera angle. Souza was standing behind Hutchins when he was shot in the shoulder.
Further, the report stated that in his affidavit seeking a search request of the premises, Santa Fe Sheriff's Department Detective Joel Cano noted that Reid Russell's videographer "Was asked about Alec and the pistol and how he handled the firearm." Baldwin had been cautious, he claimed, and he mentioned a time when a sequence was being filmed earlier. When they were discharging a firearm during that scene, Reid stated Baldwin made sure it was safe and that no youngster was near him.
Baldwin also tweeted that there were no words to express his sorrow and anguish over the horrible occurrence that took the life of Hutchins.