Charges are dropped against Alec Baldwin for the accidental shooting of a cinematographer during the filming of the film Rust in New Mexico.
The prosecution plans to drop the involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin.
“We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident,” Baldwin’s attorneys, Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, said in a statement.
The news comes just as the actor is in Yellowstone for the resumption of filming on this film.
18 months ago, Alec Baldwin was holding a loaded gun while shooting this western. During rehearsals, the gun accidentally discharged, killing the cinematographer and seriously wounding the director.
The actor and the film’s weapons supervisor, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, were charged with manslaughter in the shooting.