Keith Ratliff, business partner of gun-devoted YouTube channel FPSRussia, was found shot in the head last Thursday. Authorities, who discovered the body on a road in Carnesville, Georgia, are considering the death a homicide.
Reports have said several guns were found in close proximity.
Ratliff, 32, lived with his 2-year-old son and wife, Amanda, in their home in Kentucky.
Amanda Ratliff recently told a television station:
'For him not to pull out that gun and try to defend himself, he had to feel comfortable around somebody,...We all want to know and we all want justice to be done, he had way too much to look forward to in his life.'
FPSRussia is YouTube's ninth most popular channel, boasting over three million subscribers. Ratliff shared this on his LinkedIn profile:
'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.'
He was also the owner of a custom weapons company, FPS (first person shooter) Industries.