Pedro Ruiz was fatally shot by his 19-year-old pregnant girlfriend in a stunt he had allegedly planned to get more viewers.
22-year-old, Pedro Ruiz wanted to become famous and the price he paid for the fame was his life.
Monday, June 6, 2017, in Halstad, Minnesota 19-year-old Monalisa Perez, and boyfriend Pedro Ruiz thought they would create a historic moment which would lead them to fame.
Pedro and Monalisa are YouTubers, but their channel has few viewers. Currently, their channel mostly has vlogs of them conducting various little pranks on each other.
A few hours before tragedy struck Monalisa tweeted: “Me and Pedro are probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. HIS idea not MINE.”
The couple had set up two cameras to record the stunt, and a 50-caliber Desert Eagle powerful handgun was used. Pedro held a thick book to his chest that he thought would stop the bullet from hitting his body.
Unfortunately, that did not happen the bullet instead penetrated the book and hit Pedro in the chest.
Monalisa, who is seven months pregnant with the couple’s second child was arrested and charged with manslaughter. She appeared in court on June 28, 2017, for her first hearing.
According to reports, Pedro and Monalisa’s first child 3-year-old Aaliyah, was reportedly present when the shooting incident occurred.
Below is a video report about the horrific incident:
Pedro’s aunts are convinced that Monalisa loves their nephew and would never have hurt him intentionally.
Written by Stacey Fowler