(Los Angeles) The charges against American actor Alec Baldwin, accused of manslaughter after a fatal shooting on the set of the film Rust in 2021, will be dropped, his lawyers assured Thursday.

“We welcome the decision to close the case against Alec Baldwin and encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident,” Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro said in a statement sent to AFP.

On October 21, 2021, the filming of the film Rust on a ranch in New Mexico took a dramatic turn when Mr. Baldwin fired a weapon that was supposed to contain only blanks, but a very real projectile of which killed the director of the photograph Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured director Joel Souza.