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Man charged with killing Gene Siller and a pair of others had no obvious relationship with the golf professional, police say

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Bryan Anthony Rhoden was arrested Thursday afternoon in reference to the killings of Siller and two different males, all of whom have been discovered lifeless July 3 on the Atlanta space’s Pinetree Nation Membership, Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox mentioned Thursday.

“We actually had detectives which have labored across the clock, and a few have actually slept of their places of work since July 3 making an attempt to clear this case,” Cox mentioned.

Investigators imagine Rhoden, arrested within the Atlanta-area metropolis of Chamblee, was the lone shooter within the killings of Siller, Paul Pierson, and Henry Valdez, Cox mentioned.

Police try to find out why the shootings occurred and whether or not relationships existed between Rhoden and the victims, Cox mentioned.

However investigators really feel assured Rhoden, “who has ties to the metro Atlanta space,” had no relationship with the 46-year-old Siller, Cox mentioned.

Police even have mentioned investigators imagine that Siller, shot lifeless on the nation membership’s golf course, was killed solely as a result of he had witnessed a criminal offense in progress involving the shooter and the opposite two males.

Police haven’t mentioned exactly what that crime was, however they’ve mentioned the our bodies of Pierson and Valdez have been discovered within the mattress of a truck on a golf-course inexperienced close to the place Siller was shot.

Rhoden has been charged with three counts of homicide, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping, Cox mentioned.

What police say unfolded

Police beforehand mentioned they have been referred to as to a report of an individual shot on Saturday afternoon and located Siller — who was the membership’s director of golf — shot within the head close to the inexperienced of the course’s tenth gap.

A truck was on the inexperienced, and officers discovered the our bodies of the 2 different males within the truck’s mattress — each of whom additionally had been shot, police mentioned. One of many slain males was Pierson, 76, of Kansas — the registered proprietor of the Ram 3500, police mentioned.

Police recognized the third sufferer as Valdez, 46, of California, and mentioned he and Pierson appeared “to haven’t any relation to the placement in any respect.”

Somebody had pushed to the inexperienced within the truck and shot Siller when Siller arrived to see what was happening, a member of the membership instructed CNN affiliate WXIA. The shooter then fled, WXIA reported.

Funeral companies shall be held Monday

Funeral companies for Siller will happen on Monday, in accordance with an electronic mail from his golf membership, which introduced it would additionally maintain a celebration of life Monday night.

Slain Georgia golf pro Gene Siller was someone who could make a bad day brighter, friends say

The Georgia State Golf Affiliation expressed its condolences for Siller’s demise. “All of us on the GSGA are deeply saddened by the tragic occasions that occurred earlier at the moment at Pinetree CC. Our ideas and prayers are with Gene Siller’s household and mates,” the affiliation tweeted on July 3.

Siller, 46, leaves behind a spouse and two youngsters, ages 6 and seven, in accordance with the Pinetree Nation Membership.

He was “a person of compassion” who “beloved everyone,” Rand Eberhard, a pastor who lives in a neighborhood close to the nation membership and knew Siller, mentioned earlier this week.

“It is a massive void that’s left in our group to lose such an vital man,” Eberhard added.

CNN’s Rebekah Riess, Christina Maxouris, Jason Hanna, Devon M. Sayers, Jennifer Bernstein and Gregory Lemos contributed to this report.

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