A new video released by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico clearly shows actor Alec Baldwin with his finger on the trigger while rehearsing the scene that moments later led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of director Joel Souza from a live round that was in the gun:

Watch for yourself:

Gun expert Stephen Gutowski explains how this could have led to Baldwin firing the fatal shot:

“It appears Baldwin had his finger on the trigger when he pulled the hammer back and released it. If so, that would cause the hammer to fall, strike the primer on the round of ammunition, and fire.”

And this is what he previously “described as the most likely after Baldwin made his initial comments about the shooting.”

“He likely had his finger holding the trigger down while he pulled the hammer back and released it,” Gutowski tweeted:

Emily Miller noted that this video contradicts what Baldwin told the public and what he said in his ABC interview:

The Sheriff’s Office released other videos as well:

Including this one of Baldwin’s interrogation after the shooting:

And one video captured Baldwin talking to his wife in an empty interrogation room. Pro-tip, criminals: don’t do this:

According to authorities, the incident remains an open investigation:

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