Charges: YouTube stunt with gun leaves boyfriend dead

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Perez had uploaded several YouTube videos which featured her and Ruiz, many of which involved doing "pranks", "stunts", and "challenges". Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Perez allegedly used a gold Desert Eagle fifty caliber pistol found at the scene to shoot Ruiz. Perez pointed out cameras and said that the entire incident was recorded.

"I don't know why they thought the book was supposed to stop the bullet", said Ruiz. Police took the camera footage as evidence. Monalisa Perez, 20, was arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.

"They were in love".

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According to Ruiz's aunt, Claudia Ruiz, the pair were trying to tape a "prank" for YouTube in order to increase their online fame.

The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Mona Lisa Perez alleges she shot her boyfriend in the chest from about a foot away into a book he was holding. "It was just a prank gone wrong", she told the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said Perez was being held in the Northwest Regional Correction Center in Crookston. "I wish he would've just done another prank. It shouldn't have happened at all", said Ruiz. The book did not stop the bullet, and Ruiz was killed by a single gunshot wound to his chest.

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.

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