Keith Ratliff, Manager of FPSRussia found murdered

Keith Ratliff, the manager of FPS Russia, the 3rd most popular youtube channel was found dead yesterday, tied up to a chair and shot in the back of the head.

The radio and media at large isn’t mentioning the exact details, however this is a very important thing. FPS Russia is a driving force in the pro-gun movement concerning youth. The videos published are very pro-gun, and reach literally millions of impressionable youth showing them that firearms just aren’t for people in movies or video games.

From the details, it was not a robbery turned murder. His guns were still left in the house. So, why was he murdered mob style?

This represents a second well known player in the firearms industry to be killed in the past week. Only a few days ago, John Novseke was killed in a somewhat mysterious car crash.

Interestingly enough, one of FPSRussia’s recent videos featured him tied to a chair, held hostage and about to be shot.



1/9/2012 update 

There is alot of stuff going around out on the web surrounding the case of Mr Ratliff.

Let us make clear that Mr. Ratliff is NOT the star of FPS Russia (Kyle Myers, Aka Dmitri Potapoff). He has tweeted several times since the incident asking for respect for the family. He is not believed to have any involvement of any sort with the demise of Mr. Ratliff.

Additionally, more details are developing, one new fact seems to be that Mr Ratliff was killed on a rural Georgia road, and not tied up in a office as earlier reported. He was armed at the time, however was not able to respond to the threat with his own firearms. This fact points at it is quite likely that the murderer was well known to the deceased.




  1. FiddyCal says:

    #DramaAlert nation! And I really hope that this is fake, seems that way right now,

    Editor note – I’ve updated the post w/ screenshots from Kitty confirming the story.

  2. Kelly says:

    This article is a little confusing. It states “one of FPSRussia’s recent videos featured him tied to a chair” – but the “him” in this case is Kyle Myers, the guy featured in the youtube channel as Dmitri Potapoff. Kyle was not found murdered, the manager Keith Ratliff was.

  3. Kelly says:

    Additional discrepancies: according to the linked source, he was found on Thursday, not yesterday (sunday). It looks like his name was just released today. Also, where is the “tied to a chair and shot in the back of the head” coming from? Does someone on this site have a line to a witness, or is this leaked info? I find nothing referencing this in an official report, there are no details.

    Editor – The “Shot in the back of the head” comment was from a individual on topix who was listening to a scanner. It may very well be wrong, however the police have said that this does appear to be a homicide.


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