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Suspects arrested in triple murder on Georgia golf course



A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a pro golfer at a country club course in Georgia, near where two other men were found dead in bed for a pickup.

Bryan Rhoden was arrested in connection with three homicides and faces three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping, Cobb County officials said.

Rhoden, who was arrested in the Chamblee area, is believed to be the lone shooter, Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox said Thursday night.

The investigation made headlines after Gene Siller, an employee at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, was found with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

Siller was killed after seeing a crime involving two other men, police said in a statement earlier this week.

He was on the green of the 1

0th hole around 2:20 p.m. Saturday, police said. Two other bodies, both with gunshot wounds, were spotted in bed by a Ram 3500 pickup nearby.

The two additional victims were identified as Henry Valdez, 46, of California, and Paul Pierson, 76, of Kansas. The truck was registered with Pierson and neither of the two men appeared to be connected to the Pinetree Country Club.

“Mr. “Siller was involved in an ongoing crime involving the unknown suspect and the two deceased men found in the pickup,” a police statement said. “It does not appear that he was in any way targeted, but rather was killed because he witnessed an active crime that took place.”

Siller, who was in his 40s, was a member of the Pinetree Country Club staff and previously worked as director of golf and head golf pro at the Summit Chase Country Club, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Siller’s widow, Ashley, said Tuesday afternoon that “I loved him very much and I am very sad.”


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