Man behind popular FPSRussia YouTube channel found dead - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Man behind popular FPSRussia YouTube channel found dead

Posted: Updated:
Keith Ratliff was featured in videos on the FPSRussia YouTube channel. (Photo from http://www.youtube.com/user/FPSRussia) Keith Ratliff was featured in videos on the FPSRussia YouTube channel. (Photo from http://www.youtube.com/user/FPSRussia)
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ga. -

A Georgia man behind one of the top 10 YouTube channels has been found dead. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of 32-year-old Keith Ratliff as a homicide.

Ratliff was mainly behind the scenes in the videos from FPSRussia, but he did occasionally appear in them talking about -- and firing --a high powered gun. The video have been view more than 500 million times on YouTube.

Ratliff also worked for FPS Industries in Franklin County, a company that makes weapons and weapon technology. He was found dead inside the business from a gunshot wound to the head, according to GBI spokesperson John Bankhead.

Levi Fox, a neighbor of Ratliff's, said he couldn't believe that he had been shot to death.
 
"They'd come over and talk to us and shoot off some guns. We'd both show off a little, show what we had," said Fox.
 
Fox said that he's a fan of the YouTube videos.

"He just takes really big guns and blows stuff up with them…shoots them and introduces a lot of people to new types of guns," said Fox.
 
Ratliff leaves behind a wife, Amanda, and a 2-year-old son, Keith.

"It's really heartbreaking, and everything I see, or any kind of memorable thing -- I mean, I just break down," Amanda Ratliff said. "He had such a life to live, and such a good life to live, and things to look forward to."

The GBI won't say if Ratliff's murder is in connected in any way to the gun business or the YouTube videos.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
  • Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Savannah police seek leads on 2 weekend killings

    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
    Police in Savannah are seeking leads after two men were shot to death over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices