Cobb County

Two more bodies found in Cobb County country club shooting that killed golfer

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — UPDATE: Cobb County police have announced an arrest in the case. Bryan Rhoden is being charged with three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping.


Cobb County police are investigating a triple homicide at a country club Saturday afternoon.

Police say Pinetree Country Club employee and golf professional Gene Siller was found with a gunshot wound to the head at the 10th hole.

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Investigators also found a white Ram 3500 pick-up truck parked on the green. Two other bodies were found in the bed of the truck. Both had been shot.

One of the two bodies found in the truck’s bed was identified as Paul Pierson, the registered owner of the truck. The third victim has not yet been identified.

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There is no word on whether or not Pierson and the third victim are connected to the country club.

The private course sits along McCollum Parkway near Kennesaw State University’s main campus.

“It’s very disturbing. It’s definitely disturbing,” said witness John Lavender.


The university sent out an alert out warning students about the shooting. They said the suspect is a Hispanic male wearing a white t-shirt, work pants and possibly a hat. He is 6′1′' and weighs around 170 lbs.

“It’s mind-blowing. Growing up here, it’s nothing I would’ve imagined here happening in this city. I can’t understand how and why this actually happened,” said Lavender.

The suspect has not yet been identified or located.

The club canceled all of their Independence Day festivities to instead focus on the Siller family.

A GoFundMe has been set up to benefit Siller’s family. As of 11 p.m. Sunday, it had raised more than $156,000. If you’d like to donate to it, you can click here.

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