YouTuber Shot During ‘Prank Robbery’ Gone Wrong

A 20-year-old Tennessee man was fatally shot while filming a ‘prank robbery’ for YouTube that went horribly wrong.

Police say Timothy Wilks and a friend approached a group of people wielding butcher knives at the Urban Air Trampoline Park in Nashville. One of the group pulled out a handgun and shot Wilks, believing they were in danger. The stunt was being filmed for a YouTube video.

The shooter says he was acting in self-defense. No arrests have been made so far.

Prank videos – including robbery pranks – are very popular on YouTube, but the platform cracked down on dangerous pranks in 2019.

Should any charges be filed here? Should YouTube face any liability?

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