El youtuber Timothy Wilks
A youtuber 20-year-old was shot and killed while recording a video about a false robbery as part of a prank.
The incident occurred on Friday night in the parking lot of a trampoline enclosure in the city of Nashville, in the United States, to what extent Timothy Wilks, 20 years old, arrived in the company of a friend carrying butcher knives.
According to the local media Tennessean, both approached a group of people who were in the place, among which a 23-year-old subject, identified as David Starnes, drew his gun and shot Wilks, killing him.
When the police arrived at the scene five minutes later, Starnes admitted shooting Wilks, although he claimed to have done so in defense of himself and others.
Youtuber Timothy Wilks is shot dead after trying to make a joke, for his YouTube channel, the young man hoped to document a joke where he would simulate a robbery with butcher knives, however, as self-defense, a man shot him. pic.twitter.com/0658bqAlpE
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In turn, he assured the officers that he was not aware that it was a joke, which is why he used his weapon.
From the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department they issued a statement in which they reported that the homicide unit is investigating the case.
“This is a huge area for children and when we were there, there were a lot of young children. That was not a great idea, “he commented. Emily Yeager, customer of the establishment where the incident was recorded.