Who is Hannah Gutierrez? Armorer who brought live gun on set of 'Rust' identified
Halyna Hutchins is being mourned by everyone in the film and television industry. A lot of big names have spoken out against the lack of safety of the crew on sets. For instance, Kristen Bell took to Instagram to announce she was standing with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) in their fight for humane treatment of crew at the workplace. Ruby Rose spoke about the alleged harassment she went through on the sets of 'Batwoman' and how there needed to be stricter measures to ensure the safety of everyone on sets.
Lena Headey shared a work still on her Instagram page of the award-winning cinematographer, who was killed on the sets after Alec Baldwin unloaded a prop gun and the bullet hit her straight in the chest. An investigation into how a live gun ended up on set is underway. Baldwin is said to be cooperating fully with investigating authorities. Details regarding a detective's notes submitted with the search warrant application have been made public and the armorer Hannah Gutierrez, as well as assistant director Dave Halls, have been named in the warrant. Here's what to know.
Who is Hannah Gutierrez?
According to a report citing court documents, the gun was one of the three weapons that the film's armorer, Hannah, had set on a cart outside the wooden structure while a scene from the movie 'Rust' was being acted out. According to the Sun, Hannah Gutierrez Reed is the daughter of longtime film industry armorer, Thell Reed. In a recent podcast, Hannah said she had been preparing to take on the role of an armorer since a very young age. She also said she had recently completed her first full-fledged project as a head armorer on a film called 'The Old Way' featuring Nicolas Cage. The assistant director on set, Dave Halls, picked up the gun from the cart and brought it to Baldwin, at the time unaware of the fact that it was loaded with live rounds, the detective wrote. The warrant said that Hutchins was hit by a single bullet in the chest which then struck director Joel Souza who was standing right behind the victim. He's expected to make a full recovery.
The search warrant filed in a Santa Fe, Arizona court says that Hall announced "cold gun" before handing it over to Baldwin. After the handover, Halls told Baldwin that the weapon was safe to use. However, the gun was loaded with live rounds and Baldwin pulled the trigger on the set which resulted in the tragedy that the industry is reeling from currently. The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office had obtained the warrant so investigators could investigate the scene where the shooting took place. They have sought Baldwin's bloodied costume, the weapon that cause Hutchins' death, and other prop guns on set as well as any footage of the shooting that might exist.