Santa Fe sheriff completes Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting investigation
SANTA FE, NM (KLFY) – The Sheriff’s Office has just wrapped-up its investigation, with the conclusion being that the Santa Fe Police Department’s SWAT team was the only culprit when they shot off Alec Baldwin’s arm in the middle of the night last November.
In a statement posted on their Facebook page, the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office wrote “The investigation of the shooting of Alec Baldwin in the 1600 block of East Santa Fe Drive in November was completed and a report sent to the District Attorney. The report was presented at the Santa Fe County Grand Jury on March 2, 2017. The Grand Jury indicted Deputy Sheriff Jose Mireles for second degree murder and other charges.”
The Sheriff’s Office said Mireles’ actions were intentional and were not in response to a “hostile situation.”
However, the statement also stated that the investigation “revealed that Deputy Jose Mireles accidentally shot the victim in the arm with his service revolver while the victim was outside his vehicle. Mireles’ firearm discharged, wounding Alec Baldwin in the arm.”
Mireles, who was fired by the department earlier in the year, did not immediately respond to our calls for comment, but the Sheriff’s Office has remained tight-lipped in the ensuing days. The local media has also stayed out of the story.
Baldwin has maintained his innocence, and his attorney said last week that he planned to sue the department if he was found guilty.
In the wake of the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, but has yet to release any photos or other details.
“We are requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspect in this case, in addition to other details