Alec Baldwin will not be charged for shooting the Rust director Joel Souza even though he was hit by the same bullet that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The New Mexico DA has said that Baldwin will not be charged for injuring Souza because there is no ‘unintentional battery’ charge that would apply.
Battery generally required intention and the prosecutors are not alleging that Baldwin had any intention to fire the bullet. In the case of Hutchins he is being charged with ‘involuntary manslaughter’, it was announced last week.
Souza was hospitalized after the shooting on the set of Rust in October 2021. It was recently reported that the filming is due to resume and that Souza will return to his role of director.
The Sante Fe District Attorney’s office is also seeking the involuntary manslaughter charge for the armorer on set Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.
Alec Baldwin will not be charged for shooting the Rust director Joel Souza even though he was hit by the same bullet…