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Chaotic Bodycam Footage From ‘Rust’ Shooting Emerges In Day One Of Alec Baldwin’s Trial

Body camera footage of the “Rust” shooting was shown in court during Wednesday's hearing in Alec Baldwin's trial.

The video shows the chaotic aftermath of the deadly shooting on the set of “Lust,” with police searching for the gun used and paramedics frantically treating Halina Hutchins and director Joel Souza, who were shot during the incident. Medics can be seen loading Hutchins onto a stretcher and into an ambulance, according to a video shared by video sharing site Survival. Law and CrimeSouza was also carried out on a stretcher and appeared awake and alert at the time.

Video shows emergency responders rushing around trying to assess the situation.

The officer is seen speaking with weapons officer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who hands the officer a handgun. Alec Baldwin is still in costume as the tape plays.

The prosecution called Santa Fe Police Officer Nicholas LeFleur to the stand as their first witness, and according to the Mirror, LeFleur's body camera footage was paused and restarted while he explained to the jury what happened at the scene.

American actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin leave the courtroom after the first hearing of his manslaughter trial in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on July 10, 2024. The manslaughter trial for the fatal shooting on the set of the Western film “Lust” began on Wednesday, with Baldwin accused of violating basic gun safety rules and “playing” with the murder weapon. (Frederick J. Brown/AFP) (Frederick J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

The video shows LeFleur approaching Baldwin outside the church where the deadly shooting occurred.

“Yeah, I had a gun,” Baldwin said.

LeFleur said he was responsible for making sure Baldwin remained away from other people on set during the incident.

“Essentially he's being held and he's not free to leave so I'm staying with him,” LeFleur said.

“I told him to stop talking,” the officer said on the stand. “I didn't tell them, [Baldwin] He had to sit there and not talk to anybody,” he added, referring to other witnesses at the scene.

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO - JULY 10: Actor Alec Baldwin stands during a break during a hearing in Santa Fe County District Court on July 10, 2024 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Baldwin faces a single charge of manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins on a film set. "rust"(Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – JULY 10: Actor Alec Baldwin stands during a break during a hearing in Santa Fe County District Court on July 10, 2024 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Baldwin is charged with a single count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins on the set of the film “Lust.” (Photo by Ross D. Franklin – Pool/Getty Images)

Baldwin claims he did not pull the trigger on the gun he was carrying.

When questioned, LeFleur said, “I think he told me he had a gun. As I was leaving the church, one of the men said Baldwin pulled the trigger, so I went with that story.” mirror.

Ballistics experts Lucian and Michael Haag argued that the gun could not be fired without pulling the trigger.

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO - JULY 10: Actor Alec Baldwin is shown a video scene during a bond hearing in Santa Fe County District Court in New Mexico on July 10, 2024. Baldwin is charged with a single count of manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins on a film set. "rust"(Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO – JULY 10: Actor Alec Baldwin is shown a video scene during a hearing in Santa Fe County District Court in New Mexico on July 10, 2024. Baldwin is charged with a single count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halina Hutchins on the set of the film “Lust.” (Photo by Ross D. Franklin – Pool/Getty Images)

“This fatal incident occurred when the hammer was manually cocked fully to the rear and in the triggered position and at some point the trigger was subsequently pulled or depressed to the rear,” the Mirror said in a statement. (Related: Alec Baldwin scores big win in 'Lust' preliminary hearing)

“Although Alec Baldwin has repeatedly denied pulling the trigger, in light of the examination, findings and observations reported herein, the trigger would have had to be fully pulled or depressed to release the hammer of the evidence revolver from its fully cocked or cocked position,” they said.

The hearing continues on Thursday.

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