Jump to content



Photo

YouTube gun enthusiast murdered

georgia fpsrussia firearms silencers no motive

  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 63,242 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 09 January 2013 - 23:12

Authorities in Georgia are searching for suspects in the shooting death of a gun enthusiast and weapons expert who managed a popular YouTube channel showcasing high-powered guns and explosives.

Keith Ratliff, 32, who helped operate FPSRussia firearms channel on YouTube, was found dead inside his Carnesville, Ga., office on Jan. 3 from a single gunshot wound to the head.

The man's death is being investigated as a homicide, Mike Ayers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed to FoxNews.com.

"He [Ratliff] did sustain a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted," Ayers said, adding that "robbery does not appear to be the motive."

Ayers said authorities have identified the caliber of the weapon used in the killing, but declined to elaborate further. He said Ratliff's office, which is attached to his home, was used to operate the YouTube channel as well as manufacture suppressors, noise-reduction devices for guns that are commonly referred to as "silencers."

FPSRussia is the tenth most-viewed channel on YouTube. Ratliff was mainly behind the scenes in videos that appeared on the channel, but he did occasionally appear in them, talking about -- and firing --a high-powered gun, according to the station. The YouTube videos have been viewed more than 500 million times.

more


#2 Detection

Detection

    Detecting stuff...

  • 8,369 posts
  • Joined: 30-October 10
  • Location: UK
  • OS: 7 SP1 x64

Posted 09 January 2013 - 23:15

"FPSRussia is the tenth most-viewed channel on YouTube."

Find out who runs the 11th most popular channel and you have your man ;)

#3 Richteralan

Richteralan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,360 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 03
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro
  • Phone: Nexus 4 E960

Posted 09 January 2013 - 23:21

Too bad. FPSRussia channel is actually very entertaining.

#4 KingCracker

KingCracker

    I am your huckleberry.

  • 4,291 posts
  • Joined: 23-February 12
  • Location: Knoxville,TN

Posted 09 January 2013 - 23:52

Hmm something smells fishy.

#5 Alladaskill17

Alladaskill17

    Neowinian Senior

  • 5,445 posts
  • Joined: 21-July 05

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:09

Very sad

#6 Nashy

Nashy

    Neowinian Senior

  • 9,066 posts
  • Joined: 05-September 04
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 - SM-G900i

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:16

It's a good channel on YouTube, they have a lot of fun.

Condolences to his friends, family and fans.

#7 Simon-

Simon-

    Neowinian Senior

  • 10,724 posts
  • Joined: 04-November 02

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:18

Oh my god I love FPSRussia. Just because they are gun nuts, doesn't mean they deserve to be murdered. My sympathies to the Person who was murdered's family and the FPSRussia team. I hope it wasn't some filming accident turned murder.

#8 Richteralan

Richteralan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,360 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 03
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro
  • Phone: Nexus 4 E960

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:29

Id put money on this being some anti- gun liberal that did it.

Thank you. Was waiting for this to come out from one of you guys. And you guys didn't disappoint! :)

P.S. you can elaborate more with this conspiracy theory. I'd like to hear it.

#9 SupportGeek

SupportGeek

    Neowinian

  • 483 posts
  • Joined: 09-July 12

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:30

Thank you. Was waiting for this to come out from one of you guys. And you guys didn't disappoint! :)


Your welcome! I threw it in just for you! :laugh:

#10 Richteralan

Richteralan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,360 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 03
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro
  • Phone: Nexus 4 E960

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:33

Your welcome! I threw it in just for you! :laugh:

Great! Can you elaborate more? I mean, simply "an anti-gun liberal did it" doesn't sound exciting to put it in a movie or a video game.

#11 McCordRm

McCordRm

    http://richardmccord.com

  • 3,229 posts
  • Joined: 06-July 06
  • Location: Dallas, TX

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:35

I'm guessing he knew the killer. Just because you have guns doesn't mean you draw
it on everyone that walks in the door.

#12 Richteralan

Richteralan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,360 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 03
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro
  • Phone: Nexus 4 E960

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:38

If someone is out to get you, there is not much you can do about it. If I were a thief however, I would much prefer the house that was unarmed for argument sake. So, I don't think it really hurts an argument. Depends on your angle.

Considering this, the criminal will ALWAYS fire the first bullet. What's your chance in defending yourself depends on whether that bullet hit you first or missed you.

Also, if you are a thief, you would prefer the house that is EMPTY. No thief who's dumb enough to break in a house while somebody is in there, no matter they are armed or not.

#13 Shiranui

Shiranui

    Iconoclast

  • 4,030 posts
  • Joined: 24-December 03

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:39

Id put money on this being some anti- gun liberal that did it.


Oh, FFS!

#14 Richteralan

Richteralan

    Neowinian Senior

  • 2,360 posts
  • Joined: 03-February 03
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro
  • Phone: Nexus 4 E960

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:42

Oh, FFS!

O no no....It's a good show. Let him continue!

#15 torrentthief

torrentthief

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,745 posts
  • Joined: 18-November 06

Posted 10 January 2013 - 00:49

my money is on the u.s govt murdering him in order to stamp out dissent of their forthcoming gun banning in order to enslave the american people.