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Timeline of the ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

Pictured is the Bonanza Creek Ranch movie set outside of Santa Fe where a cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot to death in an apparent accident involving actor Alec Baldwin last month. In the photo a Santa Fe County Sheriff’s deputy unit can still be seen. (Roberto E. Rosales/ Journal)

october 21, 2021: Alec Baldwin fires a prop gun on the set of the movie “Rust,” near Santa Fe, that kills director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injures director Joel Souza, 48.

Feb. 15, 2022: Hutchins’ family sues Baldwin and the producers of “Rust,” alleging “callous” disregard for safety precautions that led to Hutchins’ death.

April 20, 2022: New Mexico’s Environment Department fines the production $136,793 for its failure to “keep employees safe.”

April 25, 2022: Police release video footage showing their response to the shooting at the set and interviews with Baldwin.

Aug. 15, 2022: The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator rules the shooting on the “Rust” set an accident.

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Sept. 23, 2022: New Mexico grants funds for possible prosecutions connected to the shooting.

october 5, 2022: Hutchins’ family announces it has settled its lawsuit against Baldwin and the producers of “Rust.”

Nov 11, 2022: Baldwin, saying he wants to clear his name, sues those involved in handling and supplying the gun in the incident, alleging negligence.

Nov. 18, 2022: The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office releases investigation reports that revealed messages by Baldwin to Hutchins’ widower in which he said that the sheriff’s office “may lack both the skill and the will” to investigate whether the shooting was an act of sabotage.

Jan. 19, 2023: The Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office announces it will charge Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed with involuntary manslaughter, citing negligence in the storage of ammunition on the set.

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