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Gunman shot dead by police after targeting YouTube stars

Gunman shot dead by police after targeting YouTube stars

New Mexico resident Christopher Eric Giles was obsessed with Meg Turney and hated her boyfriend, Gavin Free. When police had arrived on the scene, the man was backing out of the driveway where he was told to stop. The couple had not been harmed. Moments later, police said they found Giles dead. His phone was full of notes centering on Turney, whose YouTube videos run the gamut from relationship advice to online gaming to her popular "Ask Meg" segment. Free, 29, is the co-host of a YouTube video series of slow-motion videos.

The warrant details how Turney and Free awoke in their home at around 3:40 a.m., January 26, to the sound of breaking glass followed by a gunshot. The driver, later identified as 23-year-old Cristopher Eric Giles, of the vehicle fired a single gunshot, prompting officers to return fire. Giles fired a single shot from his auto while backing out of the driveway.

Instead, they heard a single gunshot coming from the auto. One officer returned fire. After his death, officers found a.45-caliber handgun near Giles' right hand, the warrant says. Neither Free nor Turney were harmed in the incident. A preliminary postmortem found that Giles may have, in fact, shot himself.

Giles' family members could not be reached by the Journal last week.

Turney reiterated Free sentiments in a separate tweet.

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

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.

Giles was described by police as a "single, lonely and disturbed" individual who had "developed a fondness" for Turney but had great distain for Free.

TEXAS police have said a "disturbed fan" broke into the home of a YouTube celebrity couple armed with a gun and fired at least one shot inside the home. According to a search warrant, officials seized two cellphones, a laptop, two tablets and an XBox from his home a few days after he died at the home invasion scene.

"Based upon the known circumstances and investigative findings, your affiant is led to believe that evidence related to the planned burglary and homicides of Megan Turney and Gavin Free will be found", the detective wrote in the affidavit.


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