But they hoped their latest prank would help them be YouTube celebrities, the aunt said.
In a video that was supposed to make them famous, Pedro Ruiz reportedly instructed his partner Mona Lisa Perez to fire a round into a book he was holding, thinking the pages would stop the bullet. According to the Star Tribune, Perez called 911 on Monday evening to report that she had accidentally shot Ruiz while their 3-year-old daughter looked on; authorities arrived at the home to find Ruiz with a single gunshot wound in his chest.
Two cameras had been positioned to record the shooting that killed Ruiz. Despite treatment, Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Minnesota woman is being charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting her boyfriend in an apparent YouTube stunt video-gone-wrong, officials said.
'They were in love.
Ruiz's aunt told WDAY-TV that the shooting outside the couple's home on Hwy.
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"I wish they wouldn't have done it", Claudia Ruiz said. Perez says that eventually Ruiz convinced her to shoot the book.
In some of them Perez "pranks" a sleeping Ruiz; in one she pours hot candle wax onto his back while he's asleep, jokingly asking him if he thinks it's sexy. Why are you going to use a gun?
"I was standing behind a tree just watching, and I couldn't take it anymore", a neighbor told KDAY about his experience watching a helicopter land in Pedro's front yard and medics race out to assist.
Claudio Ruiz said her nephew responded with: "Because we want more viewers". She's now pregnant with Ruiz's baby, whom will be born in several months. The couple were trying to earn YouTube fame with the stunt that went horribly wrong.
Now, his pregnant 20-year-old girlfriend is behind bars, facing a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm.
"We're going to name it Pedro, I want my name to carry on".