New Firearms Report Suggests Alec Baldwin Pulled Trigger in Fatal Shooting

A new firearms report submitted to special prosecutors investigating the fatal shooting on the movie set outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, suggests that Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October 2021. The report, commissioned by special prosecutors Kari T. Morrissey and Jason J. Lewis, was conducted by a weapons expert who owns a forensic science business in Arizona. According to the report, the trigger had to be pulled or depressed sufficiently to release the fully cocked or retracted hammer of the evidence revolver. Alec Baldwin has maintained that he did not pull the trigger before the weapon fired a single bullet.

In April, special prosecutors announced that they could not pursue the case, but charges could still be refiled against the veteran actor. If charges are refiled, Morrissey previously stated that it would likely happen around mid-August. The FBI had previously examined the gun but damaged it during testing. To restore the firearm to its initial condition, the weapons expert broke down and reassembled the replica pistol. Upon reassembly, it was found that the gun worked as designed, and no bullets would be fired unless around two pounds of pressure was placed on the trigger.

Currently, the only person facing charges in relation to the incident is the armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

 

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