Rust shooting: District attorney to announce whether Alec Baldwin will face criminal charges on Thursday

Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins  (Getty Images)
Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins (Getty Images)

The District Attorney in Santa Fe will announce whether Rust film crew members will be criminally charged over the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Thursday.

The release of the decision, more than 15 months on from the fatal shooting in October 2021, will be “be a solemn occasion”, a spokesperson for district attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said.

According to affidavits from law enforcement, Baldwin, 64, was discussing a gunfight sequence with crew members when he unholstered the weapon and raised it in the direction of a camera, where director Joel Souza and cinematographer Halyna Hutchins were standing.

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