A PREGNANT 19-year-old has been arrested after shooting her boyfriend dead in front of their daughter, three, in a bid by the pair to be famous.
"They were in love, they loved each other", Ruiz's aunt Claudia Ruiz told WDAY-TV.
"He had told me about [the] idea and I said, "don't do it". I said, 'Don't do it, don't do it.
A video by an unrelated YouTuber, "Tom Bulletsafe" shows a.50 caliber Desert Eagle firing straight through 24 sheets of drywall.
According to the criminal complaint, Perez said Ruiz wanted to make a YouTube video of her shooting into a book held to his chest, and he believed the book would stop the bullet. Claudia also recalled a conversation she had with Pedro, in which Pedro discussed the logistics of the prank video. It was just a prank gone wrong.
'They were in love. The family told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune the couple has a young child and that Perez is pregnant with their second.
"We called him our little daredevil", said Lisa Primeau, who is the aunt of Ruiz, adding that she "pretty much raised" him after his mother died when he was 9. "Because we want more viewers".More news: Charlie Dent 'concerned' by Senate health care bill
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Neighbors watched as paramedics did CPR on Pedro Ruiz outside the couple's home before he was airlifted to a Fargo, N.D., hospital.
She said her nephew's unborn child - a boy - is going to be named "Pedro" in his father's memory.
Perez was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.
The couple had set up a GoPro camera and another camera placed high up on a nearby ladder to record the stunt; both cameras are now being used as evidence in the investigation.
HALSTAD, Minn. - A woman is in jail after the shooting death of her boyfriend on Monday night.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.
Perez will make her first court appearance Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.