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Alec Baldwin declines search-warrant claim that ‘he requested a bigger gun’

Alec Baldwin declines search-warrant claim that ‘he requested a bigger gun’

Alec Baldwin declines search-warrant claim that ‘he requested a bigger gun’

Alec Baldwin has declined the assertion in a search warrant for his cellphone that he requested for a bigger handgun before he shoot to death the cinematographer on the set of his Western flick “Rust.”

“This, in fact is a lie. The choices regarding any props by me for the film RUST were made weeks before production began,”

the 63-year-old actor and producer wrote on the official Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter account, the Daily Mail reported.

“To suggest that any changes were made ‘before fatal shooting is false,”

added Baldwin, who related a Newsweek article concerning an affidavit from Detective Alexandria Hancock that was added in the search warrant.

Authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico, issued the warrant for his phone Thursday as part of the inquiry into the death of Halyna Hutchins in October. inspectors are of the opinion there are key discussion on the device that has to do with what led to her death.

Baldwin earlier told authorities they would need to get a warrant, as stated by the document, which was acquired by The Post.

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin are seen at their NYC apartment.
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This is believed to be the last photo taken of Halyna Hutchins before the fatal “Rush” shooting.
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The search warrant was executed as part of the probe into the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the actor and the film’s armorer emailed back and forth concerning the type of gun to use in the scene, and

“he said he requested a bigger gun,” as stated by the search warrant affidavit. He chose a “period”

Colt with a brown handle.

Gutierrez-Reed told investigators she checked the gun after the shooting.

“She checked the cartridge which would have been the one fired and said the first one she pulled out didn’t have ‘that’ (pointing to the projectile end of a bullet),”

as stated by the warrant. The other rounds in the chamber were dummy rounds.

At the beginning of this month, Baldwin told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos he

“didn’t pull the trigger.”

He as well asserted that someone else, not he, put the live round in the gun.

This aerial photo shows the set of “Rust” at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. AP

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