Skip to comments.YouTube gun enthusiast's shooting death spurs hunt for suspect
Posted on 01/09/2013 12:49:15 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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."
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If only I had $5,600+ ;-)
Holy smokes! He’s lucky he didn’t get nailed by the truck shrapnel at about 3:40.
I bet Piers Morgan did it. He’s been wanting to kill pro-gun people since he got his woodshed event.
check Twitter and Facebook and DU for leftists claiming to have done it
There's a very high level of public focus on guns, now.
Every high-profile gun killing NOW will have 10x the effect on the objective of banning guns.
This is similar to celebrity audits close to tax filing time -deters MANY more people, as drones think "it happened to someone I KNOW..."
They'll find NO perp, or if they do it will be some PATSY.
Thanks. Great vid. I cannot believe I had not heard nor subscribed.
And tnoutdoors9 too.
Motivation...I don’t know this man. Could be he’s rubbed elbows with the Russian mafia? Or could be one of Bloomer’s thugs.
Heh...you know Stan Hurley....
FPSRussia - great YouTube site.
Condolences to the Ratliff family.
No. But I did see what happened to SEAL team 6. I don’t think it was a coincidence.
No, it goes at least back to Fast and Furious, a plot to tarnish the 2A via deliberate mass-murder in Mexico with guns walked from Obama’s DOJ to Mexican cartel assassins.
That was the Rubicon, if not earlier.
it sounds more like robbery to me. some low-life needed some free guns....
This is probably a copyright violation, which ordinarily I'd oppose since I'm an author and depend on royalties. However, the book is out of print. Used copies are going for astronomical sums. Download it and read it before the link vanishes.
If the author gets after you, don't complain. Send him the amount of royalty he'd get from the sale of the original hard-cover version. As I recall, I paid $25 for it; at 10% he's entitled to $2.50. Don't begrudge it to him.
In any case, read it and be warned.
Thanks for the heads up.
The link was posted elsewhere by I don’t remember who on this site a couple of days ago; certainly I would agree to compensate the copyright owner.
Great reading indeed!
Yep. Dirty War. Works both ways, though.
Yes. That’s what I meant.
Near his body were several guns. Although I guess the killer(s) might have grabbed an armful and left/dropped the rest.
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