A 911 call has revealed the moment after Monalisa Perez shot Pedro Ruiz during a failed YouTube stunt. During the call, Perez tells the emergency services that their prank has failed and that her boyfriend has been shot.
Perez and Ruiz began posting videos on their YouTube channel two months ago and quickly gained thousands of subscribers. Perez told police that her boyfriend wanted to make a video of her shooting at a book while he held it on his chest. They tried the stunt but the bullet went through the book. Last month, Perez was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Perez said on social media before the video that the two were probably going to shoot one of the most dangerous videos ever. The tweet ends by saying that it’s his idea.
Perez says during the call that they were doing a video and it went wrong. She also tells the dispatcher that he wanted to see if she could shoot his gun in a book and that it’s all on recording. Perez asks the dispatcher to please hurry up and is told to go check on him. Perez comes back and says that he looks like he is dying.
Emergency services arrived to the house but could not save Ruiz. The failed stunt was caught on camera but police say they do not plan on releasing the video. The couple had set up two cameras for the stunt.
The stunt was for Perez to shoot and for the bullet to be stopped by the book. But the bullet went through the book, killing Ruiz, who was holding it against his chest. According to authorities, the gun used during the stunt was a .50-caliber Desert Eagle pistol. Perez says the idea was his and that he had showed her another book that stopped the bullet.