'Disturbed' fan 'plots death' of popular YouTube star, breaks into couple's home

14 February, 2018, 17:48 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Gavin Free and Megan Turney appearing on You Tube together.                  YouTube

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. 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.

After Giles was confirmed to have died, police undertook a search of his home and belongings.

An armed man drove 11 hours to break into the home of two YouTube personalities, forcing them to hide in a closet until police arrived and shot the home invader dead.

A man from New Mexico allegedly broke into the home of a famous YouTube couple before a fatal police shooting. The pair hid in their bedroom closet and called 911 while Giles was looking for them.

Gavin Free and Meg Turney.

Her British boyfriend, 29, co-hosts a YouTube video series of slow-motion videos entitled The Slow Mo Guys.

The officers found Giles backing out of the driveway in his Lincoln sedan with a New Mexico license plate and ordered him to stop.

Giles is accused of breaking into Turney's and Free's house in the 4500 block of Avenue G on January 26.


By the time the police arrived - which Free estimates was just four minutes later - Giles had given up searching for the couple, and had returned to his auto in an attempt to drive away.

Free seems to have been the main target of Giles's ire, with more than a thousand notes related to him logged on the gunman's phone.

They also found evidence that Giles had been planning the "burglary and homicides of Megan Turney and Gavin Free" at his home. "The Albuquerque Journal reports that not only did Giles" phone include notes demonstrating a "fondness" for Turney specifically, but showed hostility toward her boyfriend, Free.

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

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

"I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern regarding the recent indecent", Gavin tweeted.

"I want to give a huge thanks to Austin Police for the awesome response time". "It's been a rough time for Meg and myself the last few weeks but we are doing OK".

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