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Alec Baldwin Shooting Investigation: Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Denied Negligence During Police Interview

The head armorer for Alec Baldwin’s film Rust denied she didn’t follow safety procedures when grilled by police as they investigate Halyna Hutchins’ death.

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Law enforcement sources say 24-year-old Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is cooperating with the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department after they arrived at the Santa Fe, New Mexico set.

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According to a search warrant, Gutierrez-Reed told authorities she had checked the pistol used by Baldwin before putting it on the prop table.

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She denied ever allowing live rounds on the set. The investigators claim a “live round” did indeed discharge from the weapon despite Gutierrez-Reed’s assurances.

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During questioning, she also told officers the gun in question had been locked up in a safe prior to the scene. Gutierrez-Reed said only a few people had access to the safe.

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The warrant says she felt the gun was ready for use. The assistant director David Halls told a different story. Halls is the person who took the gun off the prop table and handed it to Baldwin.

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He admitted not fully checking all the rounds as Gutierrez-Reed passed it to him.

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Earlier today, the Santa Fe Sheriff's Department held a press conference to provide an update on their investigation. They revealed they are still in the process of interviewing witnesses. Officers plan to conduct follow-up interviews with Gutierrez-Reed, Halls, and Baldwin.

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The District Attorney said she has not ruled out bringing charges against Baldwin or any other crew member involved.

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Criminal charges are not expected to be decided on for at least a couple more weeks.

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Last week, Baldwin was on set of the western Rust when he was practicing a scene with a prop gun. He was told the weapon was "cold" but when he pulled the trigger a "live round" discharged. Hutchins was shot and killed while director Joel Souza was injured and rushed to the hospital.

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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Baldwin fled New Mexico and is currently hiding out in his vacation home in the Hamptons with his wife and kids.

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