Armed man killed after breaking into gaming YouTubers' home

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Giles recorded threatening thoughts about Free, including "I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children", the warrant says.

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.

Christopher Eric Giles, 23, of Albuquerque, N.M.

The couple managed to call police as Giles, who was armed with a handgun, smashed a window to gain access to their home, waking them in the early hours of January 26, a local news station reported.

When two Austin officers encountered Giles as he leaving the home in a Lincoln sedan, they ordered him to stop and show them his hands. Christopher Giles drove 11 hours from Albuquerque to the couple's home in Austin, Texas, and his "sole intent was to cause harm to someone who resides there", according to a search warrant obtained by KXAN.

His cell phone was full of notes describing his affection for Turney, and an intense dislike of Free.

Free and Turney have big YouTube followings, and Giles was a "disturbed" fan.

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Her British boyfriend, 29, co-hosts a YouTube video series of slow-motion videos entitled The Slow Mo Guys. After hearing the gunshot, the officer fired back, killing the suspect, according to Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay. Apparently, Giles had "developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success", according to the search warrant. Moments later, police said they found Giles dead.

Turney and Free amassed internet fame through their YouTube videos.

A search of Giles's home led to further evidence of his lonely, isolated existence, most of which was spent playing video-games and watching YouTube videos related to the same. Austin Police officers confronted Giles as he drove away, hearing a gunshot from the vehicle and returning fire. I want to give a huge thanks to @Austin_Police for the awesome response time.

"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".

Police later found cell phone recordings made by Giles in which he made clear his obsession with Meg and hatred of her boyfriend.

The couple were not injured in the incident.

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