YouTube Stars Forced To Hide From Deranged Fan In Deadly Home Invasion!
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Feb 14, 2018,
Feb 14, 2018, 17:49
According to that search warrant affidavit, around 3:40 a.m. on January 26, Turney and Free awoke to the sound of breaking glass and a gunshot.
The official ruling on cause of death is pending but investigators believe Giles died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound..
According to police it was the intent of Giles to cause harm to somebody inside the home.
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. They hid in their bedroom closet and called 911 while Giles searched their home for them.
On Monday, the YouTubers expressed gratitude to their fans for their support and the Austin Police Department for their fast response to the emergency.
"Single, lonely, and disturbed", was how police described the man in question, named as Christopher Giles.
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. The driver, later identified as 23-year-old Cristopher Eric Giles, of the vehicle fired a single gunshot, prompting officers to return fire.
Mr Free, an English internet personality, is a member of Rooster Teeth, an Austin-based production company, and is also the creator of the Slow Mo Guys YouTube channel along with Daniel Gruchy. He ran into police officers in the driveway, where he was ultimately shot dead. Neither Turney nor Free responded to phone calls. They said security footage shows him searching the home for the residents, a gun in his hand.
"Based upon these notations, it was apparent that Giles developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success", the warrant says.
Ms Turney added: "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".
Albuquerque detectives said Giles lived alone, and often played video games and watched YouTube videos.
"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".
"I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern regarding the recent indecent", Gavin tweeted.