Alec Baldwin could face criminal charges in death of ‘Rust’ cinematographer

Actor Alec Baldwin could face criminal charges over his involvement in a fatal shooting on the set of the film Rust.

The Santa Fe attorney general is seeking more than $600,000 from the state to prosecute four people involved in the shooting death.

The concern

“The district attorney’s office speculated on the possible charges in a request to state officials late last month that asked for additional funding to cover the costs that would be incurred if charges were brought, which would result in several high-profile trials,” the New York Times reported.

“While the district attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies, made it clear in her funding request that her office had not yet decided whether to bring charges — ‘If charges are warranted,’ she began one sentence — the funding request also went into greater detail than she has in the past, noting that her office could charge up to four people,” it added.

The claim

“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin said during an interview on ABC News.

After being asked to clarify, he added, “No, no, I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them.”

The new report reveals that Baldwin’s legal battle in the shooting death is far from over.

If the New Mexico attorney general’s office moves forward, the charges could result in a lengthy battle against the actor and others involved in the film.

The investigation could unearth more details regarding the mystery involving how a live round was in the gun on a film set that led to the unnecessary death of a young woman.