BEACON TRANSCRIPT – On the 26th of January, an individual was declared dead after a brief fire exchange with the Austin authorities. According to the detectives, the suspect broke in YouTuber Gavin Free’s house with the intent of harming him and Meg Turney, his girlfriend. Recordings retrieved from his phone suggest that the individual was jealous of Free’s relationship with Turney.
Avid Fan Was Infatuated with YouTuber Meg Turney
According to the Austin detectives, on the 26th of January, at approximately 3:40 a.m., the local authorities responded to a 911 call from Gavin Free’s house. The man told the emergency dispatcher that an unknown individual brandishing a weapon entered his house and was apparently looking for someone.
The individual, later identified as Christopher Giles, a New Mexico resident, was later discovered dead after a brief armed confrontation with the authorities.
According to the police report, Giles, an avid fan of Meg Turney, an influencing YouTube figure, drove from New Mexico to Free’s Texas residence in order to take revenge on the YouTuber. Allegedly envious of Free’s success and his relationship with Turney, Giles decided to break into the man’s house with the intent of murdering the couple.
Soon after entering the house, Free hid into a close and called the authorities. While on the phone with the emergency dispatcher, Free heard several shots coming from inside the house, but there was no one home except him.
Four minutes after Free made the phone call, the authorities arrived at the scene just to see Giles stepping out of the house and entering his call.
The man was ordered to stop the vehicle but refused to comply and instead begun shooting the officers. Following the fire exchange, Giles’ body was found near Free’s house. At this point, it’s unclear whether the avid fan died as a result of the fire exchange or if he committed suicide afterward.
According to the Austin detectives, the footage retrieved from Giles’ phone revealed that the man was mentally disturbed and blamed Free for his misfortunes.
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