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a person has been shot and killed in Nashville whereas recording a theft “prank” for YouTube, police have spoke of.
YouTuber Timothy Wilks, 20, died within the capturing in a automobile parking space of an urban Air indoor trampoline park, the place officers attended around 9:25 p.m. on Friday
David Starnes Jr., 23, instructed police he fired the gun to shield himself after Wilks and an unnamed particular person approached him with butcher’s knives, based on a Metro Nashville police release.
Witnesses advised detectives that Wilks and a pal had been participating in a “prank” theft, The Tennessean newspaper reviews.
Starnes stated he became unaware of the prank that become reportedly being filmed as a part of a YouTube video, in accordance with the associated Press.
“i used to be in my room so i was ingesting and that i dropped my burger … so many photographs,” one man dwelling local told information station KWQC.
photos purporting to reveal the scene of the taking pictures were posted on fb.
no one has been charged in Wilks’ demise and police are carrying on with to investigate.
Newsweek has contacted the Metro Nashville Police branch for comment.
robbery “pranks” remain frequent on social networking sites similar to YouTube, with some clips garnering thousands and thousands of views.
In August of 2020, YouTube personalities Alex and Alan Stokes have been charged with a felony and misdemeanor in reference to two bank robbery pranks they allegedly staged and filmed for their six million subscribers.
The pair had been accused of providing themselves as criminals to an unsuspecting Uber driver and contributors of the public in Irvine, California, on 15 October 2019.
in one video, the pair are seen operating faraway from a constructing donning ski masks, and carrying duffel baggage full of dollar bills.
And in January 2020, an Ohio youngster was taken into police custody after he and his friends allegedly pulled a robbery prank on his mom, who then referred to as the police.
more lately, two YouTubers from Belgium were fined for dressing up as horrifying clowns and carrying a pretend AK-47 assault rifle whereas trying to movie a prank video in January 2020.
“frightening a couple of people isn’t so unhealthy if you can please a multitude of americans,” the then-24-year-olds stated in a statement.
however, the video by no means regarded online after police confiscated the YouTubers’ memory card, their gun and costumes. The duo got a 4 months suspended sentence and a €800 excellent, The Brussels instances reported on the time.