Full coverage: The fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the ‘Rust’ set

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins stands next to a film camera in a dark room while a man looks on.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was on the cusp of reaching a new level of recognition in a male-dominated field.
(Jack Caswell / Adam Egypt Mortimer)

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed in an incident involving a prop gun being handled by actor and producer Alec Baldwin on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust.”

Hutchins, who worked on indie features like “Archenemy,” “Blindfire” and “The Mad Hatter,” had been selected as one of American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars of 2019.

The film’s director Joel Souza was injured in the incident.

In January 2023, New Mexico charged Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in Hutchins’ death. In April 2023, the criminal charges against Baldwin were dropped.

Prosecutors also filed involuntary manslaughter charges against armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who loaded the gun. Assistant director David Halls accepted a misdemeanor charge in a plea deal.

Follow our coverage here for developing details.