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Gunman targets YouTubers in home invasion

Gunman targets YouTubers in home invasion

The couple had not been harmed. Police say those videos led an Albuquerque man to resent Free and drive to their Austin home last month, apparently to hurt them.

Police later found cell phone recordings made by Giles in which he made clear his obsession with Meg and hatred of her boyfriend. The 30-year-old internet personality first found fame through her vlogs on anime, relationship advice, and insights into her life. Free, 29, is the co-host of a YouTube video series of slow-motion videos.

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

Gavin Free and Meg Turney have thanked fans for their support after reports emerged that they were forced to hide in a closet after a man fired a gun in their home.

Police determined that it was "apparent that Giles' sole intent was to cause harm to someone who resides there".

Giles reportedly fired gunshots inside and outside of the house, causing police to return fire. Giles fired a single shot from his auto while backing out of the driveway.

Both victims recall hearing a gunshot and glass shattering around 3:40 am while they were sleeping.

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Giles was pronounced dead at the scene, with an initial report from the medical examiner indicated he died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

His cell phone was full of notes describing his affection for Turney, and an intense dislike of Free. Texas authorities are investigating whether or not Giles shot himself.

Giles' family members could not be reached by the Journal last week.

Giles is accused of breaking into Turney's and Free's house in the 4500 block of Avenue G on January 26. They also said nothing had been stolen from the property.

According to court documents, Giles opened fire when Jackson demanded him to stop the vehicle.

Meg's boyfriend may be even more well known as both a part of the Rooster Teeth family and with his own show, The Slow Mo Guys (see below), whose channel has over 10 million subscribers.

Two YouTubers suffered a break-in at the hands of a armed fan. According to a search warrant, officials seized two cellphones, a laptop, two tablets and an XBox from his home a few days after he died at the home invasion scene.


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