• Alec Baldwin is still suspected of a wrongful shooting
  • A new video has surfaced of him before the fatal incident
  • THIS is what prosecutors are saying now

In the dusty trails of Hollywood's Wild West, a new twist unfolds in the Alec Baldwin saga! Exclusive videos snagged by NBC News have hit the scene, showing the star in action, guns blazing - well, prop guns, that is – on the set of the ill-fated movie 'Rust.' These clips, hotter than a six-shooter in a high noon duel, give us a peek at Baldwin before the tragic misfire that shook Tinseltown to its core.

Behind the Scenes Drama!

Caught on tape, Baldwin emerges from a shack, firing off rounds as he dashes through the rugged terrain. It's a scene straight out of a classic western, but with a chilling prelude to real-life calamity. The footage captures candid moments of the actor strategizing with the crew, plotting his character's moves, and ensuring the safety of those behind the camera.

"Don't want to shoot towards you," Baldwin asserts in one clip, a statement now hauntingly ironic. And it could be quite telling to the case!

As the dust settles, the lawmen of the legal world are circling. With involuntary manslaughter charges initially dismissed, a New Mexico grand jury's got Baldwin in their sights, potentially reloading the case. The footage, now in the hands of special prosecutors, might just tip the scales of justice.

️‍The Santa Fe County police are hot on the trail, piecing together the puzzle of how a live round found its way onto the "Rust" set. It's a whodunit that's got Hollywood on the edge of its seat. Baldwin's posse of attorneys, staying silent for now, previously told CNN they're ready to draw their legal six-shooters in court. "A terrible tragedy," they say, "turned into misguided prosecution."

The irony worsens the grief

In the eerie footage, Baldwin's voice rings out, clear as a bell, "Now wait a second. I'm going to shoot right," followed by a safety plea, "Do you mind going to the other side of the camera? I don't want to shoot toward you." If only they knew what was to come! And Baldwin wasn't alone in his safety spiel because a woman's voice echoes the sentiment, urging folks to steer clear of the gun's path. Talk about foreshadowing!

The plot thickens as special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis hint at a courtroom showdown. They're convinced that Baldwin's got some explaining to do, and they're not shy about it. "We believe Mr. Baldwin has criminal culpability," they said, ready to let a jury of New Mexico citizens call the shots on whether Baldwin faces the music in court.

Also interesting:

"After extensive investigation over the past several months, additional facts have come to light that we believe show Mr. Baldwin has criminal culpability in the death of Halyna Hutchins and the shooting of Joel Souza," said Special Prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis.

"We believe the appropriate course of action is to permit a panel of New Mexico citizens to determine from here whether Mr. Baldwin should be held over for criminal trial."

Not one to take things lying down, Baldwin's legal team, led by the sharp-witted Luke Nikas, is hitting back hard, branding the whole ordeal as "misguided." They're prepped and primed to duke it out in the legal arena, promising to "answer any charges in court."

Despite the legal whirlwind, Baldwin and the 'Rust' crew powered through, wrapping up filming with a mix of relief and reverence. "It’s been a long and difficult road," Baldwin reflected, tipping his hat to the new cinematographer, Bianca Cline, and the original director, Joel Souza. "Nothing less than a miracle," he mused.