Search warrant issued for Alec Baldwin's phone in connection with 'Rust' shooting

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(CNN)A hunt warrant has been issued for histrion Alec Baldwin's compartment telephone successful transportation with the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins connected the acceptable of the movie "Rust," according to tribunal documents released Thursday from Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

A justice connected Thursday signed the warrant which states that Baldwin, on with his attorney, were asked to crook implicit the phone, and the detective was told to "acquire a warrant."

 'I would ne'er  constituent   a weapon  astatine  anyone and past    propulsion  the trigger, never'

Officials are looking to get messages, telephone logs, integer photos and videos, arsenic good arsenic immoderate backstage messages sent connected societal media platforms successful narration to the accumulation of "Rust," the warrant said. It besides looks to get immoderate deleted videos, photos and messages connected the telephone that person to bash with the movie.

    Hutchins was fatally changeable October 21 during a rehearsal for a country successful a religion astatine Bonanza Creek Ranch. Director Joel Souza was besides injured successful the shooting.

      The country was going to amusement Baldwin cocking the gun, and helium and Hutchins were going implicit however she wanted to presumption his manus close earlier the weapon went off, the histrion told ABC's George Stephanopoulos this month.

      "And I cock the gun, I go, 'Can you spot that? Can you spot that? Can you spot that?' And she says ... and past I fto spell of the hammer of the gun, and the weapon goes off. I fto spell of the hammer of the gun, the weapon goes off," Baldwin recalled.

      Baldwin was aiming the weapon conscionable disconnected to the broadside of the camera, arsenic Hutchins was instructing him to, successful her direction, helium said.

      "I'm holding the weapon wherever she told maine to clasp it, which ended up being aimed close beneath her armpit, was what I was told," Baldwin said.

      When asked wherefore helium pointed the weapon astatine Hutchins and pulled the trigger erstwhile that wasn't successful the script, Baldwin said, "I would ne'er constituent a weapon astatine anyone and past propulsion the trigger. Never."

      Baldwin's civilian lawyer responded Thursday night.

      "We are assured that the grounds volition amusement that Mr. Baldwin is not liable civilly oregon criminally for what occurred connected October 21, and helium continues to cooperate with authorities," Aaron Dyer said successful a statement, arsenic reported by ABC News. "We proactively requested that the authorities get a warrant truthful that we could instrumentality steps to support Mr. Baldwin's household and idiosyncratic accusation that is intelligibly unrelated to the investigation.

      "A telephone contains a person's full life, and idiosyncratic accusation needs to beryllium protected. While they measure the telephone information, we anticipation that the authorities proceed to absorption connected however the unrecorded rounds got connected the acceptable successful the archetypal place," Dyer added.

      CNN continues to scope retired to Dyer.

      Armorer says she loaded weapon with 6 dummy rounds

      Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer connected the set, told investigators she took the guns retired the greeting of October 21, the warrant said.

      Her coworker helped her with greeting tasks, and aft they retrieved the guns, they took them to set, Gutierrez Reed said. While connected set, Gutierrez Reed "dummied the guns up with dummy rounds," she told deputies.

      Gutierrez Reed and her coworker got to the acceptable astir 7:30 a.m. but didn't dummy the weapon up until a abbreviated clip earlier lunch, she told deputies.

      An aerial photograph  shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch successful  Santa Fe, New Mexico, connected  October 23.

      Gutierrez Reed loaded the weapon with 5 dummy rounds earlier lunch, she said. There was 1 circular that wouldn't spell in, truthful aft luncheon she took the cleaner, cleaned it retired and enactment different circular in, which means determination were six dummy rounds successful the gun, she said.

      "We had the weapon the full clip earlier that, and thing happened, and I wasn't successful there, and they weren't adjacent expected to beryllium pulling the hammer back," Gutierrez Reed said, according to the warrant.

      After the shooting, Gutierrez Reed checked the weapon cartridge and the archetypal circular she pulled retired didn't person "that," referring to the projectile extremity of a bullet, she told investigators. She checked the different rounds and they were each dummies, the warrant said.

      The container of dummies whitethorn person had immoderate "wonky" rounds, she said.

      'Rust' armorer 'mishandled' guns connected  erstwhile   movie  with Nicolas Cage, unit  members say

      Two unit members person told CNN Gutierrez Reed mishandled weapons connected a erstwhile movie project.

        Stu Brumbaugh, the cardinal grip connected "The Old Way," said Gutierrez Reed handled guns connected the acceptable of that task successful a reckless mode and that helium urged the film's adjunct manager to occurrence her. Brumbaugh cited an incidental successful which Gutierrez Reed fired a weapon adjacent the film's prima Nicolas Cage without warning.

        Gutierrez Reed is the girl of longtime Hollywood armorer, Thell Reed.

        CNN's Andy Rose, Chloe Melas, Lucy Kafanov, Julia Jones, Alexandra Meeks and Fernando Alfonso contributed to this report.

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