20-Year-Old Shot Dead After YouTube Prank Robbery Goes Horribly Wrong

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There are funny pranks and then there are pranks that just aren’t funny at all and can result in serious injury — and in this case — death.

Officers were called to the car park of Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park around 9:20 p.m., according to a news release from Nashville, Tennessee police.

20-year-old Timothy Wilks and his friends were filming a ‘prank’ for YouTube and it went horribly wrong. We are not sure what was funny about the prank, but it sadly resulted in the shooting death of Wilks.

Wilks and his friends approached 23-year-old David Starnes Jr., brandishing knives in what was going to be a ‘fake’ robbery.

Police said Starnes shot Wilks in what he thought was self-defense, Nashville’s WSMV-TV reported.

No charges have been filed against Starnes as he truly believed he was protecting himself and others around him.