Authorities File Search Warrant for Alec Baldwin’s Cell Phone Connected to ‘Rust’ Shooting

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Santa Fe police have obtained a search warrant on Thursday, and it allows them to take Alec Baldwin’s phone while they continue to investigate the tragic shooting on the Rust set.

Now, as most will know by now, Alec Baldwin was involved in a tragic shooting on October 21st of this year.

And it resulted in Halyna Hutchins being killed. Alec had in his hand a prop gun that was loaded with real bullets, but, he claims that he thought it only contained dummy rounds and also told George Stephanopoulos, ABC host, that he didn’t even pull the trigger.

But, people’s opinions differ as to whether he is guilty of Hutchins death or not. And so, the investigation continues, with authorities now filing a search warrant for the actor’s cell phone, as per documents which the Insider has obtained.

The ultimate question in the investigation is how a live round ended up in a prop gun.

And that’s why they’ve taken the steps to look through Alec Baldwin’s phone, who exchanged emails with armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who, with the actor, came to a decision as to which gun he will be using on set.

One thing the armorer did say about the gun, though, was that she “didn’t really check it too much,” as per the Insider.

But she did say that she loaded the gun with 5 empty rounds before lunch, adding the 6th after lunch.

The search warrant document stated which items were to be seized and what would be investigated: “The cellular phone of Alec Baldwin,” the document read.

“A forensic download of this cellular phone to include digital images, digital movies, emails, social network accounts, social network private messages, deleted digital images, deleted digital movies, evidence of multiple or deleted social network accounts, internet browser histories, phone book, stored contacts, network connection logs, text messages (MMS and SMS) to include aftermarket text applications, phone use timelines, event logs, database cache histories, image. cache history, passwords or documents containing possible passwords, access to any “cloud” drives that may contain digital images or digital movies, or documents containing passwords,” it continued.

And the document went on to list the things they’d have access to on the actors phone…

With the affidavit saying: “There may be evidence on the phone, due to individuals using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of crime(s),” as per the Guardian.

And, talking of the fatal shooting, killing Hutchins, Alec said that he did not feel guilty in an interview in November.

“No. Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me,” he said to Stephanopoulos in the ABC interview.