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Man, 20, killed over prank robbery for YouTube video

/ 04:16 PM February 07, 2021
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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.

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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.

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There have been no charges filed after the incident. An investigation is still underway. Niña V. Guno/JB

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