Timothy Wilks Wiki – Timothy Wilks Biography
According to Timothy Wilks Bio, Wiki and Biography, Timothy Wilks was shot and killed in the parking lot of Urban Air indoor trampoline park on Friday evening in Nashville, Tennessee, NBC News reported. Nashville police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday night during a robbery “prank” for a YouTube video.
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
Timothy Wilks was 20 years old.
Dead in Youtube Prank
When officers responded to the scene, David Starnes Jr., 23, admitted to shooting Wilks in self-defence, the outlet wrote.
Witnesses told investigators that Wilks and his friend, who has not been named, were taking part in a “prank” robbery filming content for a YouTube video, the New York Post reported.
According to witnesses, Wilks and his friend were wielding butcher knives and approached a group of people, including Starnes.
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.
Starnes told officers he did not know Wilks and was unaware the situation was a prank and shot Wilks to defend himself and his group of people.
🚨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
No charges have been introduced, according to the MNPD. The inquiry is still being completed.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said on Saturday that an investigation is ongoing but no one has been charged at this time, including Starnes, NBC News reported.
Authorities did not provide more information about Wilks’ friend who was present at the time of the shooting or whether they suffered injuries in the shooting.
They also did not confirm whether Starnes had a gun permit. According to WZTV, Wilks and his friend ran at the group with knives so they could capture on video the scared expressions of the strangers.
A lawyer told the outlet, “I’m sure the people involved would like to characterize this as a prank.
But it certainly seems to be a prank that went seriously awry,” and said Wilks’ friend could potentially face charges.