Armed man killed after breaking into gaming YouTubers' home

Armed man killed after breaking into gaming YouTubers' home

A "disturbed fan" armed with a gun entered the home of a celebrity YouTube couple before firing at least one shot, police said.

On January 26th, Christopher Giles, described as "disturbed" by police, entered the home that Gavin and Meg share together in Austin Texas. The officers announced their presence, heard a single gunshot come from the vehicle and returned fire.

According to court documents, Giles opened fire when Jackson demanded him to stop the vehicle. After an exchange of gunfire with police he died in the couple's drive.

The official ruling on cause of death is pending but investigators believe Giles died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

. Moments later, police said they found Giles dead.

"I want to give a huge thanks to Austin Police for the fantastic response time".

The pair hid in a closet and called the police, as Giles searched their home for them.


Albuquerque Police Department detectives who executed a search warrant on his home in Albuquerque said Giles lived alone and was "an avid player of video games and was known for watching YouTube videos that were centered on his hobby".

He had become acquainted with the couple, as had hundreds of thousands of their followers, through their YouTube videos.

They found the auto with New Mexico plates backing out of the driveway. "A search of Giles' cellular phone identified various notations identifying Megan Turney and Gavin Free by name", the documents read. Deyes called out fans for lingering outside their house and said in a tweet he installed cameras and would go to the police if necessary. Apparently, Giles had "developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success", according to the search warrant.

Free and Turney are most famous for their roles at Rooster Teeth productions, where they've worked on various different shows over the last decade.

Police determined "it was apparent that Giles' sole intent was to cause harm to someone who resides there", KVUE reported. Authorities wanted to search Giles' Albuquerque apartment because they thought "evidence related to the planned burglary and homicides of Megan Turney and Gavin Free will be found", the search warrant says.

Meg also thanks the Austin Police "for their quick response" and "ongoing support during this hard time".

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