“Disturbed” Fan Breaks Into YouTuber’s Home in Plot to Kill Boyfriend

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YouTube couple Megan Turney and Gavin Free are lucky that they’re safe right now. An obsessed fan named Christopher Giles drove 11 hours from his home in New Mexico to the pair’s Austin, Texas, home in hopes of killing the 29-year-old.

Police say the 30-year-old called 911 at around 3:40 a.m. on January 26 after she was woken up by the sound of a gunshot and shattering glass. Megan and Gavin were able to hide in a closet as the armed man walked around their home, seemingly looking for them.

When he couldn’t locate the YouTubers, he left the residence. But when authorities arrived and saw him backing out of the driveway, he fired a shot and officers quickly returned fire. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene due to a gunshot wound, but it’s not known if it was self-inflicted or from one of the cops’ weapons.

Officers later found “threatening thoughts were recorded by Giles and directed towards” the Slow Mo Guys co-creator on Christoper’s phone, including, “I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children.”

Investigators determined that the man, who they describe as “single, lonely and disturbed,” had “developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success.”

The YouTubers didn’t say anything about the incident in the days that immediately followed, but did each release short statements now that the news is circulating onine.

Megan tweeted, “Thank y’all so, so much for each and every kind message today and a special thank you to the @Austin_Police for their quick response that night and their ongoing support during this difficult time. Heart you guys so much.”

Gavin added, “Hey everyone. I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern regarding the recent incident. It’s been a rough time for Meg and myself the last few weeks but we are doing ok. I want to give a huge thanks to @Austin_Police for the amazing response time. <3 you all."

We can’t even imagine what the pair is going through right now and are SO glad for their safety.