Body cam footage from Santa Fe, New Mexico police has been released, and in part of the footage, you can see a distraught armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed sitting in the back of a cop car, and seemingly more distraught about the future of her career than she is the woman who just died.
The 24-year-old rookie armorer has continued to deny responsibility, however after the fact, she cried about her “fucked” career, while also admitting she was “sorry” and “scared” when questioned by law enforcement immediately after the shooting.
You can hear her almost laughing as she tells police:
“Welcome to the worst day of my life. I can’t believe Alec Baldwin was holding the gun… that’s so fucked.”
Worst day or YOUR life… it was a lot worse Halyna and her family you self-centered asshole.
When asked about her role in the film, she told the officer:
“I’m the armorer… or at least I was.”
She then asked police if she could be moved so her coworkers didn’t see her, because she felt “super bad.”
“I just want to get the fuck out of here and never show my face in this industry ever again. I’m the only female armorer in the game and I just fucked up my whole entire career.”
She also noted that she let down her father, Thell Reed, who’s one of the most respected gun experts in Hollywood according to the New York Post.
“My dad’s one of the best armorers in the entire world and he trained me… and I’m a fucking failure.”
She admitted that she was fully in charge of the weapons on the set, and hoped that there was maybe just a bad round in the box that ended up getting fired by Baldwin.
“There was only one round that went off, and it must have went through [director Joel Souza] somehow and fuking hit Halyna. And I’m like flabbergasted by this. I can’t fucking imagine how this happened.”
Investigators are continuing to look at all of the evidence surrounding Gutierrez Reed, who was reportedly looking for live ammo on the set.
According to prop supplier Seth Kenney, she had texted him about getting some live rounds, which he immediately shut down.
“She wanted to shoot live ammo out of the guns, the TV/ movie guns. And I said no effing way, obviously.”
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza revealed that she may be looking at criminal charges of she did, in fact, procure live ammunition somewhere:
“There was information from text messages that was concerning based on the fact that live ammo was spoken about and was possibly used on a prior movie set. That was just a few months before the ‘Rust’ movie set and production began, so that is concerning.
I don’t think anybody’s off the hook when it comes to criminal charges.”