Published: Wed, February 14, 2018

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

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

A New Mexico man who was obsessed with a famous YouTube couple was shot and killed after breaking into the couple's home and forcing them to hide in the closet and call 911.

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

Throughout the investigation, Austin Police Department detectives found chilling evidence about what Giles might have been up to. No available records say what they found on those electronics, and Albuquerque and Austin police declined to comment on the case. Giles died from injuries, but the medical examiner has not officially determined whether he died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted wound.

Christopher Giles, who police described as "single, lonely and disturbed", had made the 11-hour drive from Albuquerque, according to documents filed in the 2nd Judicial District Court.

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

It was reported that Giles had "developed a fondness" for Ms Turney, but disliked her boyfriend Mr Free.

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.

She said the intruder broke into the home through the back door and was walking around while the couple hid in the master bedroom closet.

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. At least one round was sacked in the house as he searched the house.

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.

Officers told Giles to stop and show his hands, but Giles shot at the officers.

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).

The couple thanked their social media following for their support over the incident.

Turney wrote: "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 hard time".

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