Timothy Wilks Biography, Wiki
Timothy Wilks, was killed after he approached a group of people with butcher knives as part of a “prank” robbery, police said. Police in Tennessee are investigating after a man was shot and killed Friday night during a robbery “prank” for a YouTube video.
Timothy Wilks has died at the age of 20-years-old.
Shot & Killed
A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Nashville business Friday night after a robbery “prank” for a YouTube channel went wrong, according to police.
When officers got to Urban Air in the city’s Hermitage neighborhood about 9:20 p.m., they learned Timothy Wilks, 20, and a friend approached a group of people, including David Starnes Jr., with butcher knives as part of the prank.
Starnes, 23, told detectives he was unaware of the prank and shot Wilks in self-defense, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said Saturday in a statement.
Nashville police responded to the parking lot of an Urban Air indoor trampoline park at 9:25 p.m., where David Starnes Jr., 23, admitted to shooting 20-year-old Timothy Wilks, according to a news release from the police.
Witnesses told detectives that Wilks and a friend were participating in a “prank” robbery as part of a YouTube video when they approached a group of people, including Starnes, with butcher knives. Starnes said he was unaware of the prank and shot Wilks to defend himself and the people he was with.
When they arrived, David Starnes Jr, 23, admitted shooting 20-year-old Timothy Wilks, officers said.
Witnesses told detectives that while Mr Wilks and a friend were making the video, they approached a group of people, including Mr Starnes, carrying butchers’ knives.
Mr Starnes apparently said he was unaware of the prank and shot Mr Wilks to defend himself and the people he was with.
An investigation has begun and no one has been charged with Mr Wilks’s death.
No one has been charged in Wilks’ death. The investigation is ongoing.