A YouTube video stunt filmed by a Minnesota couple ended in the man's death Monday and his 19-year-old girlfriend is facing manslaughter charges.
Perez told police that she had fired the fatal shot while she stood just a foot away from Ruiz, the prosecutor said.
She said the incident was recorded and she gave the deputy two cameras.
Authorities found a gold Desert Eagle.50-caliber handgun in the grass near the couple's home.
Authorities say Ruiz died from a single gunshot wound.
On June 26th, Perez tweeted about the stunt, which she said was Ruiz's idea.
Emergency workers could not save Ruiz, who was later declared dead. "It shouldn't have happened at all", Ruiz's aunt Claudia told Valley News Live.
KSTP is sending a crew to Halstad and will continue to bring you updates throughout the day.
She said that he had showed her a different book which the bullet did not go through.
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"They were in love".
"I wish they wouldn't have done it". "We called him our little daredevil", she said, adding that Perez was always "putting a unsafe twist on everything he did".
She quoted him as telling her: " 'Because we want more viewers.
Now these pranks and youtube videos are a stinging reminder of a thrill-seeking 22-year-old who loved cars and adventure. "He had so much going for himself", she said.
"I was standing behind a tree just watching, and I couldn't take it anymore", a neighbor told KDAY about his experience watching a helicopter land in Pedro's front yard and medics race out to assist.
'I told them, the bigger we get, I'll be throwing parties, ' Ruiz replies.
Family: Perez had Aaliyah when she was 15, and is expecting a baby boy in September.