Bronx man shot dead inside basement: cops
Just before 9 p.m., Nicholas Lewis was wounded once in the chest in the backyard of his Pratt Avenue home in the borough’s Eastchester neighborhood, according to the NYPD.
Lewis was taken by emergency personnel to Jacobi Hospital, but he could not be saved. At the hospital, his death was confirmed. After the shooting, a guy was spotted comforting a girl outside the house. The shooter is still on the loose.
In connection with the incident in “Rust,” Alec Baldwin will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
For the murder of Halyna Hutchins, Alec Baldwin will face two accusations of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors in New Mexico have been debating whether to file charges for several months. A gun Baldwin was holding accidentally discharged during dress rehearsals, killing Halyna, a budding cinematographer, on the Rust set. He has insisted time and time again that he did not fire the shot. One of three people who the investigators think had a hand in Halyna’s killing is the 30 Rock actor.
“This verdict distorts the tragic loss of Halyna Hutchins and amounts to a grievous injustice. There was no reason for Mr. Baldwin to think the gun or the set of the movie contained a live bullet “According to Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel, the actor’s lawyer, Yahoo Entertainment. “He trusted the experts with and who he worked when they assured him that the rifle was empty of live ammunition. These allegations will be fought and defeated by us.”
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, a rust armorer, will also face two counts of voluntary manslaughter. David Halls, an assistant director, has consented to enter a guilty plea to reckless use of a deadly weapon. A suspended sentence and six months of probation are part of the conditions. The choice was made public on Thursday morning by the district attorney’s office spokeswoman, Heather Brewer. Before the end of the month, Mary Carmack-Altwies, the First Judicial District Attorney for New Mexico, will formally file charges with the court.
“I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to press criminal charges against Alec Baldwin as well as other personnel of the Rust film crew,” Carmack-Altwies stated in a statement. “After a comprehensive evaluation of the facts and the laws of the state of New Mexico.” No one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice under my watch.
The two counts of manslaughter will be “charged in the alternative” against Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed. This means that the jury will determine the definition of felony murder they meet rather than just whether they are guilty. According to the news release from Thursday:
“Halyna Hutchins would still be alive today if any one of these three individuals—Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, or David Halls—had carried out their duties. It’s that easy, “said Andrea Reeb, who was assigned to the case as a special prosecutor by the D.A. “On the Rust movie set, there was a pattern of illegal disregard for safety, according to the evidence. Filming locations in New Mexico must respect our state’s commitment to both public safety and the safety of firearms.”
An attorney for Halyna’s widow, Matthew Hutchins, with whom she had a young boy, said his client is glad that charges would be filed and that he will help with investigators.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for their thorough investigation, which resulted in their conclusion that charges of involuntary manslaughter should be brought against the person who killed Halyna Hutchins with knowledge of the value of human life. Additionally, our independent research confirms that charges are necessary, “According to Brian J. Panish, Yahoo Entertainment. “The fact that no individual is above the law in New Mexico is consoling to the family. We genuinely hope the legal system functions to safeguard the public and punish those who break the law accountable, and we support the charges and will completely cooperate with this case.”