Another chapter unfolds in the Rust shooting case, which seeks new details regarding how live ammunition had been made onto the movie set.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s dept released another search warrant in the ongoing shooting case that killed Halyna Hutchins and injured Joel Souza. However, this time, the investigation revolves around who had brought live ammunition onto the set.
Allegedly, the assistant director, Dave Halls handed over the gun to Alec Baldwin during the rehearsals for the indie-western shot on October 21. Baldwin pressed the trigger, which killed Hutchins and wounded the movie director Joel Souza.
This is the 4th search warrant that the police dept released into the fatal shooting incident and is entirely focused on identifying how live ammunition made it onto the set and who contributed to this act.
As per the details received from Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, Seth Kenney supplied the gun to the set. However, it is yet to identify who picked the gun from PDQ Arm and Prop, LLC as both the prop master Sarah Zachry and Gutierrez Reed are under suspicion.
On October 29, Kenney told the officials that he might have an idea from where live ammunition came. As per his statement, “a couple of years back” he had come across “reloaded ammunition” that had a similar logo as drill rounds he would casually bring to movie sets.
“Seth described how a couple years back, he received ‘reloaded ammunition’ from a friend,” reads the search warrant. “Seth described the ammunition stuck out to him due to the suspected live round to have a cartridge with the Starline Brass logo on it. Seth described the logo to be a star, an arch, and then another star. He described how the company only sells components of ammunition, and not live ammunition, therefore it had to be a reloaded round.”
Kenney did not respond to the request for comments.
Meanwhile, Gutierrez Reed’s father, Thell Reed, told the officials investigating the case that he had given live ammunition to Kenney back on the sets of their previous project.
According to his statement, the project had to provide live ammunition to train actors for live fire.
“Thell advised after the production ended, Seth took the ammo can and the remainder of the ammunition in the can back to New Mexico. He said the can still had.45 caliber colt ammunition in it, and after several attempts to get it back from Seth, Seth advised Thell to ‘write it off.’ Thell stated this ammunition may match the ammunition found on the set of ‘Rust’” says the search warrant.