YouTube Prank Gone Wrong Leaves Man Dead

Minnesota father shot dead by pregnant girlfriend after YouTube stunt goes horribly wrong

A 19-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting her boyfriend outside their home in northwestern Minnesota in what authorities say was a video stunt that went awry.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 26, in the 500 block of Highway 75 in Halstad.

The couple was dating for roughly five years before the shooting and had made several prank videos together in the past.

MonaLisa Perez was charged with second-degree manslaughter and remains held in a regional jail in Crookston in connection with the shooting Monday night in Halstad of 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz III.

The victim's aunt, Claudia Ruiz, tells WDAY-TV that the couple played pranks and put them on YouTube.

"He told me about an idea". Emergency responders said Ruiz had a single gunshot wound in his chest.

Perez allegedly used a gold Desert Eagle fifty caliber pistol found at the scene to shoot Ruiz.




Perez fled the house screaming and later said the book was supposed to stop the bullet to make a viral video, family members told the Star Tribune.

Perez and Ruiz first began making videos for their YouTube channel, La MonaLisa, back in March. It was just a prank gone wrong.

"They were in love, they loved each other", she said.

Ruiz's aunt added that he gave a 50-caliber handgun to his girlfriend to shoot at a book, thinking the book would stop the bullet. "He was a insane driver with go-carts", she told the Star-Tribune. "Why are you going to use a gun, why?'" Ruiz told Valley News Live. "He had so much going for himself". We want to get famous'.

A video intended for YouTube captured the shooting death of a Halstad man Monday. night. She pointed out two GoPro cameras that had been set up - one on the back of a auto and one on a ladder. "It shouldn't have happened at all", said Ruiz.

"Imagine when we have 300,000 subscribers", Perez says during the video.

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