FILE PHOTO: District attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies speaks at a news conference after actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the film set of the movie "Rust" in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S., October 27, 2021. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm/File Photo | ADRIA MALCOLM


A New Mexico prosecutor is expected today to charge actor Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of Western "Rust," the Wall Street Journal reported.

District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies is expected to charge Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter after more than a year of investigation into the October 2021 shooting on a film set outside Santa Fe, the newspaper reported, citing a person close to the investigation

An attorney for Baldwin, Aaron Dyer, did not immediately return a voicemail requesting comment.
Hutchins was killed when a revolver Baldwin was rehearsing with during filming in New Mexico fired a live round that hit her and movie director Joel Souza, who survived.

Baldwin denied responsibility for Hutchins' death and said live rounds should never have been allowed onto the set of the low-budget movie. Baldwin said he was told the gun was "cold," an industry term meaning it is safe to use.

Carmack-Altwies last year hired a special prosecutor and received over $300,000 in state funds to pursue what she believed would be high-profile, costly jury trials should charges be filed.