A man named ‘Timothy Wilks’ was shot and killed in a Nashville business parking lot Friday night after a YouTube channel robbery “prank” went wrong, according to police.
When officers arrived at Urban Air in the Hermitage area of the city at about 9:20 p.m., they heard about Timothy Wilks, and a friend confronted a group of people as part of the joke, including David Starnes Jr., with butcher knives.
JUST IN: Metro police say “prank robbery” for YouTube led to fatal shooting outside Urban Air in Old Hickory last night. Officers say Timothy Wilks, 20, & friend approached group in parking lot with butcher knives; 23-year-old in group unaware of prank fatally shot Wilks.
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When police arrived at the scene, officers said they found 23-year-oldDavid Starnes Jr., who admitted that Wilks had been shot. Detectives said Wilks and a friend told them that they were participating as part of a YouTube video in a “prank” robbery.
🚨JUST IN: @MNPDNashville says 20-year-old Timothy Wilks was shot and killed in Old Hickory Friday night. Detectives say Wilks and a friend were participating in a “prank” robbery as part of a YouTube video and approached a group of people with butcher knives. @WKRNpic.twitter.com/VOVJ5BYkPx
A group of people with butcher knives were approached by Wilks and a friend. Starnes was at the party and did not know about the joke. He shot Wilks, according to the police, to protect himself and others.