Armed fan who broke into YouTuber's home was shot dead by police

Jay Janner

According to police records, 23-year-old Christopher Giles of Albuquerque, New Mexico, drove 11 hours to the couple's Texas home because he was obsessed with Turney, NBC-affiliate KXAN reports.

Christopher Giles, described by police as "single, lonely and disturbed", travelled for 11 hours from New Mexico to the couple's home hundreds of miles away in Austin.

Giles, who had driven 11 hours from New Mexico, returned to his auto where he was confronted by police.

Police intercepted him, however, and when Giles fired at them they shot back.

The Austin P.D. confirmed the case is under investigation, but the did not provide additional comments.

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

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"Notes on Giles" phone suggest he had "developed a fondness of Turney". Kotaku reports that the pair hid in a closet during the incident, from which they called the authorities.

Court documents said Turney, a YouTube personality with over 300,000 subscribers, and Free, the face of The Slow Mo Guys, woke up following the sound of gunshots and shattered glass before calling police over the intrusion as they hid in their closet. An officer returned fire and Giles was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

"A search of Giles" cellular phone identified various notations identifying Megan Turney and Gavin Free by name", a detective wrote in the documents. The search revealed Giles "was an avid player of video games and was known for watching YouTube videos". At least one round was sacked in the house as he searched the house. They also said nothing had been stolen from the property. 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.

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).

"Thanks for all the support and concern regarding the recent incident", Free wrote Monday on Twitter.

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