Suspect Allegedly Broke Into Famous YouTube Star's Home Before Fatal Police Shooting

Suspect Allegedly Broke Into Famous YouTube Star's Home Before Fatal Police Shooting

Suspect Allegedly Broke Into Famous YouTube Star's Home Before Fatal Police Shooting

An Albuquerque man drove 10 hours to Austin, where police said he broke into the home of a famous YouTube couple before officers were dispatched and he was fatally shot.

His phone also contained numerous notes "identifying Megan Turney and Gavin Free by name", according to the police report, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

Turney and Free told officers they were woken up by the sound of gunshots and shattered glass around 3 a.m. on January 26 and then heard someone walking around their home.

Giles reportedly fired gunshots inside and outside of the house, causing police to return fire.

Officers later found "threatening thoughts were recorded by Giles and directed towards" the Slow Mo Guys co-creator on Christoper's phone, including, "I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children".

Following the incident, both Turney and Free took to Twitter to thank Ausitn Police.

Gavin Free
Gavin Free Verified account @GavinFree

Officers said in the incident report that footage showed Giles hunting around the home for people. Turney and Free were not harmed. Giles is being described by the police as "single, lonely and disturbed", and having "developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success". An officer returned fire. It worked and when the suspect, named as Christopher Giles, was unable to find them, he left the house and was confronted by armed police.

Internet personalities Gavin Free and Megan Turney post video blogs on their YouTube channels about their lives. Giles was killed, and the Travis County medical examiner has not determined whether the wound was self-inflicted.

New Mexico resident Christopher Eric Giles was obsessed with Meg Turney and hated her boyfriend, Gavin Free.

"I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern regarding the recent indecent", Gavin tweeted. The search revealed Giles "was an avid player of video games and was known for watching YouTube videos". "It's been a rough time for Meg and myself the last few weeks but we are doing ok". I want to give a huge thanks to [the Austin Police] for the unbelievable response time.

Both he and Turney praised the police response.

Ms Turney, a Texas native, is a former Rooster Teeth host and cosplayer who has gained fame for cosplaying at Comic Con and other conventions.


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