YouTube Timothy Wilks was 20 years old
YouTuber Timothy Wilks, 20, has died after being shot while faking a robbery with a butcher’s knife.
The young person who fired the shots claims to have acted in self-defence as he was threatened with a knife, unaware that Wilks was simply filming it to see how people would react.
For now, Nashville police accept that David Starnes, 23, was not in on the joke and acted to defend himself and others when the YouTuber and a friend approached the group he was with yielding a large knife and making out as he was about to rob them.
A police investigation is ongoing into this tragic event but, as things stand, Starnes faces no formal charges.