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

Christopher Giles, 23, had driven 11 hours from New Mexico to the Austin home of Megan Turney and Gavin Free - known for their content on anime and slow-motion videos, respectively - on January 26, after he "developed a fondness" for Turney and a dislike of her boyfriend Free, according to court documents cited by the Albuquerque Journal.

A man from New Mexico allegedly broke into the home of a famous YouTube couple before a fatal police shooting. After hearing glass breaking the couple contacted the police and hid in their closet. Described as a "disturbed man" in the police report, he allegedly meant to kill Free. According to an initial report from a medical examiner mentioned in the affidavit, the "self-inflicted" shot resulted in his death, Variety reports.

Court documents cited by the media outlet, described the intruder as a "single, lonely and disturbed, ' man who had 'developed a fondness" for Turney and an intense dislike of her boyfriend Free.

With them living together, their home was broken into by an armed person, which led to them having to hide in a closet while the person went through the house.

Turney, who has 300,000 subscribers on YouTube, and Free, the face behind YouTube channel "The Slow Mo Guys", awoke around 3 a.m.to glass shattering. Giles was found dead in his vehicle by the authorities, after a shootout with police as he tried to leave the couple's driveway. But when authorities arrived and saw him backing out of the driveway, he fired a shot and officers quickly returned fire.

Climber airlifted off OR mountain dies
Witnesses called for help immediately, and other climbers got to the man - believed to be in his 30s - and began to render aid. Mr Peck said others in his climbing group continued, and he was concerned that they were among those stranded.

Turney reiterated Free sentiments in a separate tweet.

A YouTube celebrity couple were targeted by a gunman who broke into their Texas home with the "intent to cause them harm" before he died from a gunshot at the scene.

Giles, meanwhile, was an "avid player of video games and was known for watching YouTube videos that were centered on his hobby", according to Albuquerque Police Department detectives.

She has more than 400,000 YouTube subscribers and more than 500,000 Instagram followers. Turney is a former Rooster Teeth host and cosplayer, while Free continues to be a regular member of the Rooster Teeth crew (having appeared in both Lazer Team movies and other projects). "Hey everyone. I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern regarding the recent incident", he wrote. "It's been a rough time for Meg and myself the last few weeks but we are doing OK. Heart you guys so much", Turney wrote.

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