Tennessee man wielding knife for ‘prank’ robbery YouTube video fatally shot

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A 20-year-old man armed with a butcher knife was fatally shot on Friday night while taking part in a “prank” robbery video for YouTube.

Timothy Wilks was killed in the parking lot of Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park around 9:25 p.m., according to a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department statement.

Wilks and an unidentified friend were reportedly filming a video and approached a group of people, including 23-year-old David Starnes Jr., with butcher knives as a “prank.”

Starnes told detectives that he didn’t know the stunt was a prank and shot Wilks in what he said was self defense.

No charges have been filed against Starnes, although police are investigating the case.

Full story at The Hill

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