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‘Disturbed’ fan broke in the YouTube-star in a plot to kill friend, police say

Megan a version and Gavin Free hidden in their closet if an intruder, who like Christopher, Eric Giles, broke into their Texas home, according to police.

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A “disturbed” fan with a gun broke into YouTube star Megan a version ‘ s Texas home, in a plot to the death of her boyfriend Gavin Free in the last month, causing them to hide in a closet before the police arrived and shot the intruder to death, authorities said Monday.

Christopher Eric Giles, 24, drove 11 hours from New Mexico, Texas, before breaking down in the video personality is at home in Jan. 26, FOX7, Austin, reported.

Christopher Eric Giles reportedly broke into the YouTube-star house in an attempt to murder the friend, police said.

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A version, which has 300,000 subscribers on YouTube, and Free, the face behind YouTube channel “The Slow Mo Guys,” wake up around 3 pm the glass to break. The couple called 911 and reported that someone broke into their house and roamed around the house.

A version and Free said they hid in the master closet until the police arrived. A gun was reportedly fired from Giles’ car, causing officers to return fire. Giles was later found dead.

A post shared by Meg a version (@dollwithagun) on Sep 22, 2017 at 8:35am PDT

Researchers later found out that Giles had “developed a fondness” for the 30-year-old a version, but despised Free. The police described Him as a “single, lonely and deranged person.

“Threatening thoughts were recorded by Giles and focused on” the 29-year-old, KVUE reported, citing a police investigation in the fan of the mobile phone video.

A post shared by Meg a version (@dollwithagun) on Jan 1, 2018 at 8:18pm PST

The message also contains: “I want Gavin Free to die alone, no children.”

The police determined “it was clear that Giles’ only intention was to cause harm to someone who resides there,” KVUE reported.

Nothing was taken from the couple’s home.

A post shared by Meg a version (@dollwithagun) on Dec 29, 2017 at 1:59 am PST

A version and Free garnered internet fame with their YouTube video. The free, “The Sow Mo Guys” channel has more than 10.2 million subscribers. A version also developed an Instagram following over the years with 547,000 followers.

The couple addressed the incident on Twitter Tuesday.

“Thank y’all so, so much for each kind post today and a special thank you to the @Austin_Police for their quick response that night, and their continued support in this difficult time. Heart you so much,” a version tweeted.

Thank y’all so, so much for each kind post today and a special thank you to the @Austin_Police for their quick response that night, and their continued support in this difficult time. Heart you so much. ♥️

— Meg is a version (@megturney) February 13, 2018

Free echoed similar sentiments, writing: “hi everyone. I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern over the recent incident. It is a difficult time for Meg and myself in the last few weeks, but we are doing ok. I want a big thank you to @Austin_Police for the great response time. [hart].

Hey everyone. I just wanted to say thanks for all the support and concern over the recent incident. It is a difficult time for Meg and myself in the last few weeks, but we are doing ok. I want a big thank you to @Austin_Police for the great response time. ❤️ all of you.

— Gavin Free (@GavinFree) February 13, 2018

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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