Apr 21, 2023 - Economy & Business

Charges against Alec Baldwin in "Rust" shooting dropped

 Alec Baldwin attends The Roundabout Gala 2023 at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on March 06, 2023 in New York City.

Alec Baldwin attending The Roundabout Gala 2023, a March event in New York City. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images

Charges against Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie "Rust" have been dropped, prosecutors in New Mexico announced Thursday.

The big picture: The actor faced two counts of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly firing a prop gun that killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza in New Mexico in October 2021. Charges against the film's armorer remain and a "follow-up investigation will remain active," prosecutors said.

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