Armed Fan Invades YouTube Stars’ House [Update]

YouTube stars Megan Turney and Gavin Cost-free were compelled to conceal in their closet and phone 911 very last thirty day period right after a supporter armed with a handgun invaded their home and fired “at minimum a single round inside the house”. He was then shot lifeless by police in the couple’s driveway.The Albuquerque Journal stories that the intruder Christopher Giles—described by police as “single, lonely and disturbed”—drove eleven several hours from New Mexico to the couple’s home in Austin soon after expanding infatuated with Turney’s YouTube video clips. Turney and Free were woken at 3:40am on January 26 by “the audio of breaking glass and a gunshot”.Whilst Giles searched the home for the couple, they hid in their bed room closet and named 911. Giles, unable to locate Turney and Totally free, returned to his car and tried to travel off. Even though nevertheless in the driveway, nonetheless, Austin Law enforcement arrived and “ordered him to stop”.A gunshot was then listened to from inside of the automobile, with Giles afterwards pronounced useless with “a .forty five caliber handgun around his hand”. Even though an formal cause of dying has not been introduced, a “preliminary postmortem examination by the Travis County Healthcare Examiner discovered that Giles might have shot himself.”UPDATE: KXAN subsequently report that, opposite to that preliminary assessment, it was in simple fact law enforcement who killed Giles. Two officers arrived at the residence 1 minute following the 911 caller read the gunshots. As they approached the property, Giles was about to drive off when they gave him commands to cease. At that time, police say Giles, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, shot at the officers. Officer Matthew Jackson returned gunfire, putting the suspect. The suspect died at the scene. No officers have been injured.Christopher GilesAn Austin detective wrote in court paperwork, obtained by The Albuquerque Journal, that “A research of Giles’ mobile mobile phone recognized different notations pinpointing Megan Turney and Gavin Free of charge by title. Furthermore, threatening thoughts have been recorded by Giles and directed towards Gavin Free of charge, i.e., ‘I want Gavin Cost-free to die by yourself, with no young children.’” Detectives browsing Giles’ residence say he was “an avid player of video clip video games and was known for observing YouTube video clips that have been centered on his passion.” They seized a amount of objects (“two cellphones, a laptop, two tablets and an XBox gaming system”) as evidence, and “believe that proof connected to the prepared theft and homicides of Megan Turney and Gavin Free of charge will be identified.”Neither Turney or Free ended up harmed for the duration of the incident.Turney is a cosplayer and previous Rooster Tooth host with a popular YouTube channel, whilst Free of charge is the co-creator of The Sluggish Mo Fellas (and also seems routinely in Rooster Enamel programs).UPDATE seven:38pm &#8211 Current to insert additional data on the shooting of Giles by police.