YouTube video prank leads to deadly Nashville shooting

An apparent prank lead to the death of a man in Nashville.

A self-defense claim was made after a shooting death in the parking lot of Urban Air on Old Hickory Boulevard just before 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to Metro Nashville police. The shooter, 23-year-old David Starnes, Jr., remained on scene.

Starnes admitted to shooting 20-year-old Timothy Wilks. Police were told that Wilks and a friend approached a group of people, including Starnes with butcher knives.

The incident is said to have been a prank robbery for a YouTube video, however, Starnes reportedly did not know and shot Wilks.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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