Man, 20, killed over prank robbery for YouTube video
A man in the United States was fatally shot on Friday, Feb. 5, over a YouTube prank gone wrong.
Timothy Wilks, 20, and a friend were carrying butcher knives when they approached a group of people on Friday night in Nashville, Tennessee. A member of the group was David Starnes, 23, who did not know they were carrying out a prank. Starnes shot Wilks at the parking lot of indoor amusement park Urban Air, WSMV reported yesterday, Feb. 6.
When Metro Nashville police got to the scene, Starnes admitted to shooting Wilks and claimed that it was out of self-defense and to defend others.
Detectives were told by witnesses that Wilks and his friend were performing a prank as part of a YouTube video.
There have been no charges filed after the incident. An investigation is still underway. Niña V. Guno/JB
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