A "Disturbed" Gunman Fired Shots In Gavin Free And Meg Turney's Home

12 February 2018, 11:03 | Updated: 14 February 2018, 12:16

Gavin Free and Meg Turney
Gavin Free and Meg Turney. Picture: Other

By Josh Lee

The YouTube couple were forced to hide in the closet

The Slow Mo Guys co-host Gavin Free and vlogger Meg Turney were forced to hide in their closet after an armed man entered their home, firing at least one shot inside. The alleged gunman, identified as Christopher Giles, was found dead at the scene.

The couple, who were unharmed during the ordeal, called the emergency services while hiding from Giles on January 26th. Described as "single, lonely and disturbed" by police, Giles reportedly drove 11 hours from Albuquerque to the couples' home in Austin, Texas. Police say he had information about Megan and Gavin on his phone, and that "threatening thoughts were recorded by Giles and directed towards Gavin Free, i.e., 'I want Gavin Free to die alone, with no children.'"

According to the Albuquerque Journal, Giles left the couples apartment after being unable to find them. Police found Giles leaving the couple's driveway in a car and ordered him to stop. A single gunshot was then heard coming from the car, causing the police to return fire. Giles was pronounced dead on the scene, and was found with a handgun near his hand.

Why did Christopher Giles enter Gavin and Meg's home with a gun?

Christopher Giles, the gunman who broke into Meg Turney and Gavin Free's home
Christopher Giles was found dead at the scene. Picture: Other

“Based on the footage seen it was apparent that Giles’ sole intent was to cause harm to someone who resides there,” Austin Police Department detectives wrote in the criminal complaint. They added that Giles had "developed a fondness of Turney yet resented Free for his lifestyle and success."

Gavin and Megan thanked fans for their support on February 14th.