Cult YouTube gun channel operator found shot to death on rural Georgia road
Keith Ratliff was found shot to the head but had cache of weapons near him
He ran YouTube channel with three million subscribers and all videos combined have been viewed more than a HALF BILLION times
32-year-old man leaves behind a wife and two-year-old son
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 20:54 GMT, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 8 January 2013
An operator of a highly popular YouTube channel dedicated to high-powered guns and explosives was found mysteriously shot to death, authorities said.
Keith Ratliff, who was a business partner at FPSRussia, YouTube's ninth most popular channel with more than three million active subscribers and a combined half billion views, was discovered on a rural road in Carnesville, Georgia.
Ratliff had a single gunshot wound the head and police are treating his death as a homicide.
When authorities made the grisly discovery on Thursday, 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.'
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