Santa Fe sheriff completes Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting investigation
Sheriff Donny Youngblood, right, with the man who allegedly shot actor Alec Baldwin (left) outside Baldwin’s house in 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His investigation led to the arrest of the shooter – former sheriff’s deputy Steven Pagones.
A former sheriff’s deputy shot a prominent actor in the head on his doorstep and then fled to Florida, according to a new report.
Steven Pagones was sentenced to 25 years in prison — 25 years is the recommended sentence — in June for the crime.
“You were a law enforcement officer for 10 years, and over the life of that you never once treated this man with more than what one would expect from someone with your character,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joe Mathews said last week.
The actor, Alec Baldwin, was shot by Pagones on July 23, 2014, at his Santa Fe, New Mexico, home. The bullet then traveled through Baldwin’s brain and hit the back of his head, according to the indictment.
This is the latest in a series of violent incidents involving Baldwin. In October, he was punched by comedian Joe Rogan after Rogan yelled “You’re a punk” during a political debate in Washington, D.C.
At least ten people, including Baldwin, responded to Rogan’s profane insult. Baldwin was bleeding in the attack, but went on stage to begin his speech.
Five days later, police found Baldwin and his fiancee, Hilaria Baldwin, dead in their bedroom at the couple’s hotel in New York.
Baldwin and his son, Alec Baldwin, Jr., told WFTV they saw a man and woman in the house when they entered to take his dog.
“They were both dressed in black clothes and they were coming up behind us. It was like they were in some kind of trance or something like that,” Baldwin said.
A neighbor who witnessed the incident said the two women walked up to Baldwin’s door, went inside and asked his security guards to let them in.
“They were kind of hovering around him and then they said something to him,” the neighbor, who said he only saw them from