The fatal incident took place in October 2021 while filming the low-budget western “Rust” at a movie ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. the camera woman Halyna Hutchins was killed in the process. Director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder. Baldwin, who served as the film’s lead actor and producer, used the gun in rehearsal for a scene. Investigations revealed that the Colt had a live bullet lodged in it.
The young gunsmith sued a man who provided props, including ammunition, for the shoot. In November, the gunsmith’s lawyers raised suspicions of sabotage: someone could have placed a bullet with live ammunition in a box of harmless dummy cartridges to sabotage the shot.