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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.
— Josh Breslow (@JoshBreslowWKRN) February 6, 2021
He was 20 years old.
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When police arrived at the scene, officers said they found 23-year-old David 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. @WKRN pic.twitter.com/VOVJ5BYkPx
— Alex Corradetti (@AlexCorradetti) February 6, 2021
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.
No charges have been introduced, according to the MNPD. The inquiry is still being completed.