YouTube's FPSRussia Business Partner Found Shot To Death

The highly popular YouTube channel known as FPSRussia, where a Russian guy gets his hands on some of the latest and greatest weapons experienced a setback last Thursday. Business partner Keith Ratliff was found shot to death in Carnesville, Georgia. The police are treating it as a homicide. reports,

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas told local media that 32-year-old Keith Ratliff died of a single gunshot wound to the head and that his body had been sitting for some time before it was discovered. Thomas said investigators also found several guns in the area where Ratliff’s body was found and authorities are treating the death as a homicide until the investigation proves otherwise.

According to the report by Lake Hartwell Radio, Ratliff’s body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. The GBI is assisting local authorities in investigating the incident.

According to the business’s annual registration submitted to the state, Ratliff and Kyle Lamar Myers, aka FPSRussia, were both registered agents for the business FPS Industries Global LLC. The business was registered Jan. 9, 2012, but the massive Youtube channel, which has more than 500 million views and 3 million subscribers, has been around since August 2010.

Keith Ratliff was found with a gun shot wound to the head.

Keith Ratliff was found with a gun shot wound to the head.

According to his LinkedIn profile, "After a life of loving firearms and computers. I have combined both into one great new business that offers both viral marketing and quality firearms from one place. We are FPS Industries Global LLC a type 10 Destructive Device Manufacturer and Viral Marketing superpower on YouTube and Facebook."

The FPS Russia Facebook posted their loss yesterday, writing "As many of you already know I lost a close friend this week, I ask only that you show respect to the situation for the family's sake."

Ratliff, 32, leaves behind a wife and two-year-old son.

FPSRussia has nearly 3.5 million subscribers. If you are unfamiliar with FPSRussia and you like all types of weapons, below is a teaser of what they produce. Absolutely amazing!

UPDATE: Kitty Wandel, a manager and producer for FPSRussia, released a brief statement regarding Ratliff's passing:

As it seems to be leaking out I will confirm to save more messages and questions coming to me. As I am sure most of you know Keith Ratliff has been with the FPS Russia channel for quite some time now, helping us out with everything from pulling pranks to finding almost impossible weapons to use in videos. It saddens me to confirm that he was indeed found having passed away here in Georgia on Thursday. I do ask for some privacy right now as you can imagine it has shocked us all and our main thoughts and concerns lay with his family right now. Thank you for understanding.

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  • Andrew Forrer

    prayers to keith's family

  • AFVet
  • Doc

    This was an assassination. Had it been a robbery or home invasion the weapons would have been taken. If they do put the blame on someone, he will die at the hands law enforcement or federal authorities in order to keep him from being questioned.

    • drbhelthi

      How date you reveal the truth, before the system has put out an official story !
      Or, is there already one on the street ?

    • Doc

      Keith Ratliff died of a single gunshot wound to the head
      investigators also found several guns in the area

  • Another Guest

    My sympathies to the family for their loss.

  • vet

    I'll really miss this guy.What are the odds that a liberal that hates guns did this to him.He will be missed.

    • Tim Brown

      I don't know, but the guy who actually is on the videos was not the guy shot, so they will continue I would guess.

    • /.murphy

      The odds are slim. Matt 26:52.

    • Tim Brown

      pretty much out of context there, eh murph?

    • /.murphy

      ...perhaps only to a rootin' tootin' gunslinger like yourself.

    • Tim Brown

      murph, obviously Jesus spoke those words to Peter who was engaged in the act of cutting off a guy's ear! These videos are not directed at a living person. By the way, you were on here before touting about your guns, so don't go getting all high and mighty on us:D

    • Duncan Bates

      saide hee vnto them, But now he that hath a purse, let him take it, and
      likewise his scrip: and hee that hath no sword, let him sel his
      garment, and buy one.

    • /.murphy

      Thank you. Isn't it curious how little snippets from the Bible can be used to support just about any position?