YouTube Stars Forced To Hide From Deranged Fan In Deadly Home Invasion!

Feb 14, 2018, 17:45
YouTube Stars Forced To Hide From Deranged Fan In Deadly Home Invasion!

A New Mexico man who was obsessed with a famous YouTube couple was shot and killed after breaking into the couple's home and forcing them to hide in the closet and call 911.

Police arrived at the scene ten minutes later and an initial report from the medical examiner suggested Giles died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Austin police described Giles as "single, lonely and disturbed", according to the court documents.

Christopher Eric Giles, 24, drove 11 hours from New Mexico to Texas before breaking into the video personality's home on January 26, FOX7 Austin reported.

A "disturbed fan" armed with a gun entered the home of a celebrity YouTube couple before firing at least one shot, police said. The pair hid in their bedroom closet and called 911 while Giles was looking for them.

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An investigation discovered that Giles had used the handgun to break the glass of the doorway before he began searching the home for Turney and Free.

Both Turney and Free were unharmed during the incident.

Gavin Free is the creator of the Slow Mo Guys channel on YouTube along with Daniel Gruchy; the duo created a YouTube ad-supported original series that launched last month. After hearing the gunshot, the officer fired back, killing the suspect, according to Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay. The officers announced their presence, heard a single gunshot come from the auto and returned fire.

Police later found cell phone recordings made by Giles in which he made clear his obsession with Meg and hatred of her boyfriend.

Turney and Free amassed internet fame through their YouTube videos.

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Nothing was stolen from the couple's house, the warrant says.

Albuquerque detectives said Giles lived alone, and often played video games and watched YouTube videos.

"Based upon these notations, it was apparent that Giles developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success", the warrant says. "It's been a rough time for Meg and myself the last few weeks but we are doing OK".

"Thank y'all so, so much for each and every kind message today and a special thank you to the @Austin_Police for their quick response that night and their ongoing support during this hard time".

A search warrant was served on Giles's apartment a couple of days after the incident occurred.

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