Online gun enthusiast found shot to death in North Georgia

9:59 AM, Jan 9, 2013   |    comments
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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ga. -- A gun enthusiast behind a wildly popular YouTube channel showcasing high-powered firearms and explosives was found shot to death in his North Georgia business last week.

Police say 32-year-old Keith Ratliff was shot once in the head. Investigators say his body was found last Thursday evening.

Ratliff helped produce popular online videos for the "FPSRussia" YouTube channel which has more than 3 million subscribers.

In video game lingo, FPS stands for first person shooter.

Ratliff was business partners with Kyle Myers who often appeared in the online videos as the character, "The Russian."

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has called in G.B.I. agents to assist with the investigation.

A G.B.I. spokesman says they are following up on several leads but also asked for the public's help with information that might help them solve Ratliff's murder 

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