News

Actions

Pregnant woman shoots, kills boyfriend in YouTube stunt

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WMAR.png
Posted at 11:41 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 17:15:06-04

A 22-year-old man died on Monday after he was allegedly shot by his girlfriend as part of a stunt to gain notoriety on the video-sharing platform YouTube, KSFY reports

According to KSFY, the incident took place outside a home in Halstad, Minnesota. 

After the Norman County Sheriff's Office got a report of a person who had been shot, Pedro Ruiz was transported to a hospital where he later died. Monalisa Perez, 20, was arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.

"He had told me about an idea. I said, 'Don't do it, don't do it,'" Ruiz's aunt Claudia Ruiz told KSFY. "'Why are you going to use a gun? Why?' 'Because, we want more viewers.'" 

 

 

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. 

"I don't know why they thought the book was supposed to stop the bullet," said Ruiz.

Perez is said to be seven-months pregnant with the couple's second child. 

Justin Boggs is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @jjboggs or on Facebook.