Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Shooting Incident: A Complete Timeline 5

On Oct. 21, 2021, tragedy struck the set of Rust in New Mexico when Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that had a live round in it, killing the film’s director of photography Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. Baldwin has maintained that he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun that killed the cinematographer when it was discharged.

At the time, a spokesperson from Rust said in a statement: “The entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones. We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation. We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event.”

Since the tragedy, Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Gutierrez-Reed was also later charged with evidence tampering, and she was sentenced to 18 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter on April 15, 2024.

In April 2023, Baldwin’s charges of involuntary manslaughter were dropped “without prejudice,” meaning that prosecutors could refile charges against the actor after their own investigation. Nearly a year later, a grand jury re-indicted Baldwin on those charges, following a new investigation into the shooting and leading to his trial being set to begin in New Mexico on July 9, 2024.

Below, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down a timeline of key developments amid the ongoing investigation.

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