YouTuber Timothy Wilks Shot and Killed Filming ‘Prank’ Robbery Video with Butcher Knives

Timothy Wilks, a 20-year-old YouTuber, was shot and killed in Nashville on Friday night while trying to film a robbery “prank” video. Wilks and at least one friend reportedly approached a group of people in the parking lot of Urban Air, a trampoline business, while holding butcher knives, according to the Nashville Tennessean newspaper. One man in the group, 23-year-old David Starnes Jr., shot Wilks around 9:30 p.m., believing that he and his friends were in life-threatening danger. Starnes told police he wasn’t aware it was supposed to be a prank, according to the Tennessean.

I don’t wish death on anybody. But the idea that you think you can run at someone with a ‘fake’ butcher knife in hand and not think said someone might not pull out a gun and shoot you because they think you’re really trying to kill them, reeks of sheer stupidity.

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