A man was shot dead after a “prank” of a YouTube video


Police in Tennessee are investigating after a man was shot and killed during a “prank” of stealing a YouTube video.

According to the Nashville Metro Police Department, officers responded to the parking lot at Urban Air Indoor Trampoline Park at 9:25 p.m. as 23-year-old David Starrens Jr. confessed to shooting 20-year-old Timothy Wilkes.

Witnesses told investigators that Wilkes and a friend of his were participating in a “prank” robbery when they approached a group of people with butcher’s knives. Starrens said he was unaware of the prank and had shot Wilkes in defense of himself and the others.

No one has been charged with Wilkes’ death.

The investigation is underway.


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