Keith Ratliff dead: FPSRussia YouTube channel producer shot in apparent homicide


A producer behind a popular gun enthusiast YouTube channel was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head at his business last week.

Police in Georgia are investigating the apparent homicide of Keith Ratliff, a 32-year-old Franklin County resident.

It’s really heartbreaking, and everything I see, or any kind of memorable thing — I mean, I just break down,” Amanda Ratliff, the victim’s wife, told MyFoxAtlanta. “He had such a life to live, and such a good life to live, and things to look forward to.”

Authorities found multiple weapons at the scene of the crime, some manufactured by Ratliff himself, WSBTV reports. Investigators have not identified a motive.

Ratliff worked mostly behind the scenes to produce videos for the YouTube channelFPSRussia, a site dedicated to showcasing high-power firearms. FPSRussia — which commands nearly 3.5 million subscribers and has generated over 500 million page views — is one of the top 10 channels ranked on YouTube.

In addition to his contributions to FPSRussia, Ratliff also worked for FPS Industries, a company focussing on “product development and testing for hard use firearms shooters,” according to its website. FPS Industries is located in Carnesville, Ga.

Police are continuing their hunt for the killer of the highly popular YouTube channel operator whose site is dedicated to high-powered guns and explosives.

Investigators have ruled out robbery as a motive in the murder of Keith Ratliff, who was a business partner at FPSRussia, YouTube’s ninth most popular channel with more than three million active subscribers and a half billion total views.

Ratliffe, 32, was discovered dead in his office that was connected to a residence in Carnesville, Georgia.

‘He [Ratliff] did sustain a gunshot wound that was not self-inflicted,’ Mike Ayers of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told

Police have determined the caliber of gun used to kill Ratliff, but Ayers declined to specify the weapon.

He said investigators are ‘actively interviewing people and seeking leads’ and that the case is ‘progressing.’

When authorities made the grisly discovery on Jan. 3, they noticed there were several guns near Ratliff, according to a local radio station report.

‘For him not to pull out that gun and try to defend himself, he had to feel comfortable around somebody. Either that or he was ambushed,’ said Ratliff’s heartbroken widow, Amanda.

‘You know, it just doesn’t really add up,’ she told a television station.

‘We all want to know and we all want justice to be done,’ Amanda says. ‘He had way to much to look forward to in his life.’

Amanda said their two-year-old son is having a terrible time adjusting to life without his father.

‘It was really hard. To know that he’s going to go the rest of his life without his dad,’ Amanda said, as their child, Jayden, clutched a picture of his dad that was taken on Christmas Eve.

Besides running the YouTube channel, Ratliff was also the owner of FPS Industries, which works in customized weaponry.

It is located in Carnesville, which is about a 90 minute drive from Atlanta.

Ratliff, whose family lived in Frankfort, Kentucky, with his family, wrote on his LinkedIn profile about his company, ‘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.’


firstly i dont agree with reports of so called “viper” death squads..thats a sorcha faal piece..but this is quite significant..

FPS is short-hand for first person shooter amongst video gamers..

the 9th biggest channel on youtube..this was a big fish amongst the gun industry in america..


“John Noveske is one of the most celebrated battle rifle manufacturers in America. His rifles, found at are widely recognized as some of the finest pieces of American-made hardware ever created. (I own one of his rifles, and it’s a masterpiece of a machine that just keeps on running.) Sadly, John Noveske was killed in a mysterious car crash just a few days ago, on January 4, 2013.

According to the Outdoor Wire, his car “traveled across the oncoming lane onto the dirt highway shoulder until it struck two large boulders. The vehicle rolled and Mr. Noveske was ejected.”

But barely a week before this incident, John Noveske posted a lengthy, detailed post on Facebook that listed all the school shootings tied to psychiatric drugs. At the end of the post, he asked, “What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on?”


~ by seeker401 on January 11, 2013.

18 Responses to “Keith Ratliff dead: FPSRussia YouTube channel producer shot in apparent homicide”

  1. sorcha faal is full of shit, but death squads are death squads and they do indeed exist. ask a salvedoreno.

  2. I’ve been saying this for weeks, why don’t they ever look at drugs as a cause of these mass shootings? They never connect the dots, he was right. There has been so many mass shootings linked to psychiatric drugs I’m telling you Seek, this is the world that Orwell and Huxley both were talking about in their books 1984 and Brave New World. We have Big Brother, and big pharmacy. if you hate life and what society has become, just take a pill your doctor prescribes you.

  3. who are the ones that signed the gun bill that just got produced to put through congress? Boxer, Schumer, Feinstein and more. These are the people responsible and its been happening for a while now look at how man gun crimes were publicized this year as opposed to the years before. I mean I don’t have the figures but I can’t remember so many gun crimes going through the media before 2012.

  4. Everything about Sandy Hook, NRA, Guns, and WASHINGTON Traitors isn’t passing the smell test. Something much more evil/shady/deceptive is going on. I’ll just throw this out for conversation, cause I don’t know what’s happening, but here’s some info for thought….

    The California State Teachers’ Retirement System, which manages $155 billion in assets, was looking at whether its investments comply with the fund’s own social and ethical standards.

    The fund was found this week to have invested $600 million in the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, which owns gun maker Freedom Group International.

    I wonder how worried CalSTRS and CalPRS are that they are financially and administratively tied to the world’s largest real estate brokerage firm: CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) and Diane Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum?

    I think there are a couple of ‘agendas’ going on in Washington, and nothing is as it seems to be.

    CalSTRS says it owns 2.4 percent of Freedom Group.

    But Cerberus’ investment in Freedom Group slipped through CalSTRS’ own internal review because its policy was not expanded to include private equity investments until 2008, after it had invested in Cerberus.

    Seems Richard Blum of CB Richard Ellis, makes a hell of a lot of money off the public.

    Cerberus, that three headed watchdog of Hades, led by the former Vice President, Dan Quayle, is selling off the Freedom Group part of their company…at what loss I wonder. Isn’t the California Pension System BROKE? Is this perhaps another dirty trick/fraud/cover-up to another theft of the people’s monies? An interesting company to follow the money.

    It wiill be very interesting to see where all of this goes, but Diane Feinstein should be thrown out of Washington if all that is written about the financial shenanigans and lucrative deals her husband has capitalized on with public funds. Talk about insiders, maybe it’s damn time to talk about TREASON.

    a bit of lite reading re: Richard Blum

    • They won’t throw her out because she’s one of the key idiots screaming to ban guns for Obama, along with Eric Holder. He should have been locked up for Fast and Furious but Obama bailed him out on it.

      It’s going to be interesting to see where all this leads up to. Obama could start a civil war if he does an executive order to ban guns, like we think he might.

      Oh and for good measure, just to throw this in there

    • heh, is my local small town newspaper – population 2500! 🙂 they’ve been running the series on blum for years now.

      blum is also a serious war profiteer – his wife votes for ’em and he profits off ’em.

      and of course the people’s temple/jim jones thing has always been tied to the cia – congressman leo ryan was trying to intriduce bills to limit funding and authority for them. one of his best friends was moscone.

      shortly after all this, difi became mayor of sf (beating out jello biafra for reelection). willie brown (who was “spared”) became speaker of the legislature and later mayor of sf. and on 9/10 he was warned not to go to nyc.

      • Unreal. Those murders have to be tied to Jones. It’s nearly the first thing the reporter denies so that’s confirmation.

        Jello ran for mayor? Damn..

  5. xxx said “ironic and interesting that she came to prominence as the result of gun violence.”

    You know, the more of these kinds of videos, news ‘stories’, past and present I see, the more I have to wonder how much of this is total theater for very dubious reasons that none of us will probably ever know what lies behind the truth of them. Even the old news reporters seem fake as hell to me now. Wonder what kind of reward they are promised to deceive a world of fellow beings at the cost of so many others’ lives, and how arrogant, greedy and hungry for power one can be, to even consider it?

    I am either becoming very cynical as I get older, or very much aware that everything in our lives have been a complete fabrication of illusions and outright lies!

    • The reporters and talking heads spun me out as well.

      Feinstein ended up as mayor down the track. White the killer got 5 years jail time for a double homicide and promptly killed himself at 39. Loose ends tidied up. And we all know what Jim Jones did in the weeks before the shootings.

    • Naw, you just woke up, congratulations..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: