Perez had started a YouTube channel in March which aimed to show “the real life of a young couple who happen to be teen parents.”
Perez had uploaded several YouTube videos which featured her and Ruiz, many of which involved doing “pranks,” “stunts,” and “challenges.”
Some of the videos also featured their three-year-old daughter.
The couple’s most recent video uploaded on Monday, the day Ruiz died, was titled “Doing scary stunts at the fair.”
Perez told authorities that Ruiz had been trying to convince her “for a while” to shoot the book while he held it for a YouTube video.
Ruiz had set up a GoPro camera and another camera on a ladder nearby to record the stunt, according to the complaint. The two cameras — which recorded the shooting — are now secured as evidence for the investigation.
Perez told authorities that Ruiz eventually “convinced” her to shoot the book he was holding.
She said that he had showed her a different book which the bullet did not go through.
Perez told police that she shot from a foot away while Ruiz held the book to his chest.
She used a .50 caliber Desert Eagle firearm which authorities recovered from the grass near the house.