Man Who Shot Golf Pro In The Head & Killed Him On The 10th Hole Charged With Triple Murder

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Bryan Anthony Rhoden was arrested Thursday in connection with the killings of golf pro Gene Siller and two other men at a north Georgia country club. He was

He was charged with three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping, Cobb County Chief Tim Fox said during a press briefing Thursday night.

It was on July 3rd when the golf pro was gunned down in broad daylight at the country club’s golf course and two other men were found shot dead in the bed of pickup truck that was parked on the green. The 46-year-old golf pro was shot in the head on the green of the 10th hole after apparently stumbling upon a crime in progress, according to police. He was killed “because he witnessed an active crime taking place,” police said. There is no connection between Siller and the suspect, Fox said.

The two other victims — 76-year-old Paul Pierson of Kansas and 46-year-old Henry Valdez of California — were found in the bed of a white Ram 3500 pickup truck.

Police are trying to determine why the shootings happened and whether relationships existed between Rhoden and the victims, but they feel confident he had no relationship with the 46-year-old Siller.

Siller leaves behind a wife and two children, ages 6 and 7.