An aerial view of the film set on Bonanza Creek Ranch where Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on the movie set of the film

Alec Baldwin shooting victim was wife of Latham & Watkins lawyer

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(Reuters) – The husband of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by actor Alec Baldwin with a prop gun on Thursday, is a company lawyer in Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles workplace.

Matt Hutchins joined Latham as an affiliate this 12 months. Earlier he was an in-house lawyer at an leisure firm and practiced at Kirkland & Ellis and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, based on his LinkedIn profile.

Hutchins advised information retailers Friday that he had spoken with Baldwin and mentioned the actor was supportive. He couldn’t be instantly reached for remark. A Latham spokesperson declined to remark.

Halyna Hutchins was killed when Baldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of his Western film “Rust” in New Mexico. The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Division mentioned it’s investigating the incident, which additionally left the movie’s director, Joel Souza, injured.

Baldwin posted on social media Friday that he was in shock, writing, “My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”

Hutchins, 42, who was initially from Ukraine and grew up on a Soviet army base within the Arctic Circle, as soon as labored as an investigative reporter in Europe, based on her web site.

She graduated from the American Movie Institute in 2015 and was chosen as one of American Cinematographer’s Rising Stars of 2019, based on her web site biography.

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