I should have checked chamber but I didn't' - Rust Assistant Director admitted to sheriffs that he handed prop gun to Alec Baldwin without making sure it was safe

I should have checked chamber but I didn't' - Rust Assistant Director admitted to sheriffs that he handed prop gun to Alec Baldwin without making sure it was safe



Alec Baldwin's assistant director, Dave Halls has admitted to investigators that he didn't check every barrel of his gun but 'should have' before he handed it to him on the set of Rust last week,



The bombshell admission was disclosed is in a search warrant that was unsealed by the Sante Fe County Sheriff's department and issued on Wednesday afternoon.



It contains details of Halls' interview with the cops, and what Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told them too.



Halls said Gutierrez-Reed, 24, handed him the weapon and ordinarily opens it, 'spins the drum' to show him the ammo and he declares it safe.



On Thursday, he said he 'couldn't remember' if she spun the weapon, and that he could only remember seeing three dummy bullets, identified by hole in the side of their cartridge.



'David said when Hannah showed him the firearm before continuing rehearsal, he could only remember seeing three rounds.



'He advised he should have checked them all but didn't and couldn't recall if she spun the drum,' the search warrant says.



Baldwin was handed the gun and it fired in the direction of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza. Hutchins died and Souza was hospitalized.



Afterwards, Halls brought the gun back to Gutierrez-Reed and told her to open it for him. They then realized there were four dummy rounds and one spent live round.



'After the accident, Halls picked up the firearm from a pew inside the church and took it to the armorer. Hannah then was told to open the gun so he could see what was inside.Latest Post
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