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Eerie tweet allegedly from Alec Baldwin resurfaces as distraught actor gives statement after movie set shooting

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Alec Baldwin is being haunted by an old tweet where he allegedly asked what it felt like for an officer to “kill someone” following the actor’s accidental and tragic shooting of his cinematographer on the set of his new movie “Rust.”

The actor reportedly sent out the vicious tweet four years ago on Sept. 23, 2017, following Huntington Beach police officer Eric Esparza shooting and killing a violent suspect named Dillan Tabares who punched him and then reached for his gun. The incident was caught on video.

“I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone,” Baldwin tweeted concerning the shooting that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office later found was justified.

The words of that ill-considered tweet are now coming back to haunt the actor after he accidentally shot and killed his director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, 42 on Thursday. The shot from a prop gun also injured his director, Joel Souza, 48, on the New Mexico set of Baldwin’s indy film.

“Alec Baldwin tweet in 2017: ‘I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone…’ Four years later, his tweet came to past [sic]: ‘JUST IN: Alec Baldwin accidentally shoots woman dead on set with a prop gun’ Always mind what you say on ds streets,” wrote a person on Twitter sharing Baldwin’s quote.

Others mercilessly slammed Baldwin over the accident. One person stated that it was an example of “when the self-righteous demonstrate hypocrisy.”

“What u put into this Universe will always be what u receive in this Universe!!!” someone else noted.

The officer that Baldwin tweeted about was never charged in connection to the shooting of Tabares. The suspect was a homeless Navy veteran who may have had mental issues.

Tabaras’ DNA was found on the grip of Esparza’s gun and his flashlight which was evidence enough that the suspect had indeed gone for his weapon.

Despite overwhelming evidence that included DNA and a video, an appellate court ruled earlier this year in favor of Tabares’ mother in a lawsuit. The ruling stated that a jury could potentially find the officer acted unreasonably by firing his weapon seven times.

The case is pending and will go before the federal district court in Santa Ana, the Los Angeles Times reported in February.

Baldwin repeatedly asked why he was given a “hot gun” after the tragedy occurred. “In all my years, I’ve never been handed a hot gun,” the 63-year-old actor allegedly kept saying. He was reportedly in tears after the accident.

A witness claimed he was in shock following the accident and he “had no idea how badly they were hurt or Halyna was dead.”

“Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged,” the sheriff’s office declared in a statement.

Baldwin took to Twitter to express his sadness and shock over the tragic event:

Business Insider is reporting that the gun contained a “live round,” according to an email that IATSE Local 44, a prop master’s union, sent out to its members on Friday.

The email also claimed that the prop master that was on-set was not a member of Local 44, IndieWire reported.

Baldwin was questioned but not charged by authorities.

The leftist actor was harangued on social media for his past tweet. Others questioned the prop master:

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