Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Halstad woman held in fatal shooting of boyfriend

Halstad woman held in fatal shooting of boyfriend

A 50-caliber gun was used in the prank gone wrong.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Norman County the 19-year-old Perez told authorities Ruiz had wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting a bullet into a book he was holding against his chest for quite some time.

A Minnesota woman is being charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting her boyfriend in an apparent YouTube stunt video-gone-wrong, officials said.

Perez said Ruiz set up one camera on the back of a vehicle and the other on a ladder nearby.

She told authorities that she shot at Ruiz from about a foot away while Ruiz held a book to his chest. When police arrived on scene, they closed the stretch of Highway 75.

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

Ruiz was declared dead at the scene.

Perez, 20, who is seven months pregnant with the couple's second child, is now behind bars charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. She said she agreed to do the video and to shoot the gun after Ruiz, 22, showed her a different book that he had shot that prevented the bullet from going all the way through.

"The fact that she's gotta live with this for the rest of her life, that alone is a charge to me", Ruiz's tearful aunt, Claudio Ruiz, told Valley News Live.

Neighbors say around 30 people watched from behind this mound as Monalisa came out of the home, screaming and in panic after shooting her boyfriend of 5-years in the chest. The couple was filming a YouTube video in which they were trying to see whether a bullet would travel all the way through the book.

"I wish they wouldn't have done it".

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