A deranged fan targeted YouTube personalities Gavin Free and Meg Turney in their home

Man was shot and killed by police

A few days ago, YouTube personalities Gavin Free and Meg Turney were targeted in their Austin, Texas home by a disturbed fan. Both Free and Turney hid in a closet and called 911 after the man entered their house. Police arrived within 10 minutes and the man was fatally shot in the couple’s driveway.

Christopher Giles was the name of the perpetrator and his intent (as gathered from evidence on his phone) was to kill Free. One of the many messages recovered stated, “I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children.” Giles had become enamored with Turney after watching various vlogs of hers. When police had arrived on the scene, the man was backing out of the driveway where he was told to stop. A gunshot was heard from the car and police returned fire.

Both victims recall hearing a gunshot and glass shattering around 3:40 am while they were sleeping. They then took to hiding and waited for the police to arrive. Giles searched the home and couldn’t find the victims, so he decided to leave. Security footage from the house shows Giles carrying a .45 caliber firearm.

Free and Turney are most famous for their roles at Rooster Teeth productions, where they’ve worked on various different shows over the last decade. Most of you may know Free for his work on Red Vs. Blue, while Turney is most prominent for The Know (a show about current events in pop culture).

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Peter Glagowski
Former Dtoid staff member.