YouTuber Timothy Wilks Shot and Killed while Attempting ‘Prank’ Robbery

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Clout chasing has cost a YouTuber his life.

Youtubers have been desperate to create viral videos in the past few days and have been trying just about anything for attention.

According to news reports, 20-year-old Timothy Wilks was shot and killed in Old Hickory Friday night. Detectives say Timothy Wilks and a friend participated in a “prank” robbery as part of a YouTube video and approached a group of people, including David Starnes Jr with butcher knives. Starnes, 23, told detectives he shot Wilks in self-defense, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said Saturday in a statement.

Starnes has not been charged in connection with the incident, which remains under investigation.