DA says investigators know who loaded the gun used by Alec Baldwin in fatal film set shooting

Another shocking revelation has come to light following an accidental shooting on the set of the movie Rust that left one person dead.

According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Mary Carmack-Altwies, the district attorney who is leading the investigation into the tragedy, has revealed that she knows who loaded the gun that actor Alec Baldwin fired, leading to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. 

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Carmack-Altwies’ admission came this week during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. There, the DA was asked directly if she had identified who put an apparently live bullet into the firearm, which Baldwin reportedly believed was “cold,” or not loaded with bullets or blanks.

Carmack-Altwies said she did, but declined to provide further details. She also didn’t share how it was that live rounds were present on the set of the film. The investigation remains ongoing, she said.

Still, the DA intimated there were “so many levels of failures” on the set.

“We still don’t know how they got on the set and how they got there I think will be one of the most important factors going into a charging decision,” Carmack-Atlwies told Good Morning America, according to the Daily Mail.

“It’s probably more important to focus on what led up to the shooting because the moment of the shooting,” she added. “We know that at least Mr. Baldwin had no idea that the gun was loaded, so it’s more how did that gun get loaded, what levels of failure happened and were those levels of failure criminal?”

“Conspiracy theories”

During her appearance on ABC, Carmack-Altwies also took the time to dispute a recent claim from attorneys for the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who argued that the live rounds may have been planted by a disgruntled employee in a sort of “sabotage.”

“There was a box of dummy rounds, and the box is labeled ‘dummy,'” her lawyer said during a recent appearance on the Today show, according to the Daily Mail. He continued:

[Gutierrez-Reed] loaded rounds from that box into the handgun, only later to find out — she had no idea — that there was a live round. We’re assuming somebody put the live round in that box. The person who put the live round in the box of dummy rounds had to have the purpose of sabotaging the set. There is no other reason you would do that: that you would mix that live round in with the dummy rounds.

Carmack-Altwies wasn’t having it.

“Defense attorneys have come up with conspiracy theories and used the word ‘sabotage.’ We do not have proof,” she said, according to the Daily Mail.

It remains to be seen if any criminal charges will be brought over Hutchins’ death. Her family is reportedly expected to file a civil suit.

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