Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

YouTube Stunt Ends With Teen Killing Boyfriend: Cops

YouTube Stunt Ends With Teen Killing Boyfriend: Cops

Perez told them the entire episode had been recorded, and investigators recovered two cameras and a.50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol.

The couple's most recent video uploaded on Monday, the day Ruiz died, was titled "Doing scary stunts at the fair".

A 22-year-old Minnesota man was shot and killed by his pregnant girlfriend during a fame-seeking YouTube stunt gone awry. "He had so much going for himself", said Claudia Ruiz.

According to a criminal complaint, the 19-year-old Perez told authorities Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was holding against his chest.

When emergency workers arrived on the scene, they attempted life-saving measures on Ruiz but he was later declared dead. Monalisa Perez, 20, was arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.

She said that he had showed her a different book which the bullet did not go through.

"They were in love".

"The fact that she has got to live with this for the rest of her life, that alone, is a charge to me", Ruiz said.

"Everyone was crying. I just couldn't take it anymore so I had to go back home", a neighbor, Wayne Cameron, told WDAY.

"I wish they wouldn't have done it". Claudia also recalled a conversation she had with Pedro, in which Pedro discussed the logistics of the prank video. "He was a insane driver with go-carts", she told the Star-Tribune.

She quoted him as telling her: " 'Because we want more viewers.

Perez, whose YouTube channel features other pranks, including giving her boyfriend a doughnut sprinkled with baby powder, is due to appear in Norman County District Court on 28 June.

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