"Disturbed" Fan Breaks Into YouTuber's Home in Plot to Kill Boyfriend

The couple managed to call police as Giles, who was armed with a handgun, smashed a window to gain access to their home, waking them in the early hours of January 26, a local news station reported. Giles allegedly shot at police, who returned fire, killing Giles. The notes on his phone reportedly said things like, "I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children".

Police believe that before the fatal shooting, the New Mexico man became obsessed with Meg Turney, an Austinite with almost 400,000 YouTube subscribers and more than 500,000 Instagram followers.

Austin detectives had been investigating Giles and had a search warrant for his home.

Free echoed similar sentiments, writing: "Hey everyone".

"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.

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"Single, lonely, and disturbed", was how police described the man in question, named as Christopher Giles. He fired his gun, causing the couple to call the authorities.

- Meg Turney (@megturney) February 13, 2018The disconnect between YouTube stars and their fans...and haters.

He left when he couldn't find them, but Austin police were waiting for him outside, according to the Austin American-Statesman. 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). The suspect died on the scene, but according to KXAN, a pending investigation will determine whether he was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot or an officer. I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern regarding the recent incident.

Meg's boyfriend may be even more well known as both a part of the Rooster Teeth family and with his own show, The Slow Mo Guys (see below), whose channel has over 10 million subscribers. "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 fantastic response time.

Turney, whose YouTube channel has more than 341,000 subscribers, posts content on a variety of topics, including anime, relationship advice and cosplaying - or dressing up like popular characters in elaborate costumes.

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