Tennessee man shot, killed after YouTube video ‘prank’ goes ghastly

A man changed into shot and killed in the car parking zone of a Nashville industry Friday evening after a robbery “prank” for a YouTube channel went ghastly, per police.

When officers acquired to Urban Air in town’s Hermitage neighborhood about 9: 20 p.m., they learned Timothy Wilks, 20, and a chum approached a team of of us, at the side of David Starnes Jr., with butcher knives as section of the prank.

Starnes, 23, informed detectives he changed into blind to the prank and shot Wilks in self-defense, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said Saturday in a narrate.

Starnes has not been charged in connection with the incident, which stays below investigation.

Metropolitan Nashville police couldn’t be reached by mobile phone or email on Saturday to offer additional particulars, at the side of the position of the buddy who changed into with Wilks at the time of his death and whether or not Starnes had a gun enable.

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Nicole Acevedo is a reporter for NBC News Digital. She reports, writes and produces tales for NBC Latino and NBCNews.com.

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