FBI forensic report rules Alec Baldwin had to have pulled trigger on Rust gun

Alec Baldwin had been holding the gun which discharged the shot which fatally wounded Halyna Hutchins (Picture: Getty Images/MEGA)

Alec Baldwin had to have pulled the trigger on the gun which killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, an FBI forensic report has found. 

According to an FBI forensic report obtained by ABC News, the gun involved in the fatal shooting on the set of Rust in October 2021 could not have been fired without the trigger being pulled. 

Cinematographer Hutchins, 42, had been fatally wounded when the gun Baldwin, 64, had been holding misfired, also injuring director Joel Souza. 

Baldwin had believed he was holding a ‘cold gun’ –  one without live ammunition – as they ran through a scene on set, when the gun went off. 

The report states that accidental discharge testing found that the firearm used in the shooting, which was a .45 Colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver, could not have fired without the trigger being pulled. 

The FBI’s report states, per ABC News, that with the hammer in the quarter or half-cocked position, the gun ‘could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger’ and with the hammer fully cocked, it ‘could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional’. 

Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust

Baldwin has always maintained that he did not pull the trigger (Picture: Cavalry Media)

With the hammer de-cocked with a loaded chamber, the gun would be able to detonate a primer ‘without a pull of the trigger when the hammer was struck directly,’ which the report states is normal for this type of revolver. 

It is not clear whether the testing was done on the exact gun which fired the fatal shot or another identical gun. 

Baldwin has maintained he did not pull the trigger on the gun, claiming it had only been in his hands when it misfired. 

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Hutchins was fatally wounded when the gun went off (Picture: Instagram/ halynahutchins)

He told George Stephanopoulos in an interview in December: ‘The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.’

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, however the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has reportedly classified Hutchins’ death as an accident in a postmortem obtained by ABC News. 

The postmortem is said to state: ‘Death was caused by a gunshot wound of the chest. Review of available law enforcement reports showed no compelling demonstration that the firearm was intentionally loaded with live ammunition on set,. Based on all available information, including the absence of obvious intent to cause harm or death, the manner of death is best classified as accident.’

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Alec Baldwin’s reps for comment. 

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