(CNN) Three days after a golf pro was shot dead on an Atlanta-area course and two others were found dead in a pickup truck there, police still are hunting for clues to whoever killed them. And members of the country club where Gene Siller was shot dead remain in the dark about why the killings happened, a friend of Siller's said Tuesday.
Two other men who were fatally shot had no connection to the country club golf course in Kennesaw, police said. A pro golfer who was fatally shot on a country club golf course in Georgia, near where two other men were found dead in the bed of a pickup truck, had witnessed a crime before he was killed, authorities said Tuesday.
They have not released the name of a suspect. Cobb County police said they were called to a report of a person shot around 2:20 p.m. Saturday and found Siller -- the club's director of golf -- shot in the head near the green of the course's 10th hole.
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Police previously said they were called to a report of a person shot on Saturday afternoon and found Siller -- who was the club's director of golf -- shot in the head near the green of the course's 10th hole. Golf pro Gene Siller killed and 2 others found dead at Georgia golf course.
Police also have said investigators believe that Siller, shot dead on the country club's golf course, was killed only because he had witnessed a crime in progress involving the shooter and the other two men.
The kidnapping charges accuse Rhoden of abducting Pierson and Valdez by binding their hands, legs and mouths with tape and hiding their bodies in the enclosed bed of a white Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Rhoden has been charged with three counts of murder, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping, Cox said in a news conference Thursday. The warrant lists the murder charges against Rhoden for shooting each victim, saying he caused them "visible injuries and internal injuries" that led to their deaths.
Rhoden was arrested for DUI shortly after the shooting and later released.
Bryan Anthony Rhoden was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the killings of the two men, Paul Pierson and Henry Valdez, as well as golf pro Gene Siller, all of whom were found dead last weekend at the Atlanta area's Pinetree Country Club, Cobb County Police Chief Tim Cox said.
Keilar rolls the tape on Ted Cruz's 'ironic' message about political stunts. (CNN) The man arrested and charged in a triple homicide that happened earlier this month allegedly "bound the hands, legs, and mouth" of two men whose bodies were found in the back of a pickup truck, according to a criminal warrant.
(CNN) Three days after a golf pro was shot dead on an Atlanta-area course and two others were found dead in a pickup truck there, police still are hunting for clues to whoever killed them.
Slain Georgia golf pro Gene Siller was someone who could make a bad day brighter, friends say. "This doesn't make any sense," Brian Katrek, a member of Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw and an anchor of SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio, told CNN's "New Day.".
The shooter then fled, WXIA reported. One of the slain men was Paul Pierson the registered owner of the Ram 3500, police said. The name of the other slain man was not ...
PGA of America President Jim Richerson also issued a statement: "We are truly heartbroken to hear about the senseless murder that took place yesterday at Pine Tree Country Club in Georgia that took the life of PGA member Gene Siller," the statement said.
Investigators told CNN they are asking residents to check their doorbell video for any clues.
Siller , a husband and father of two, was responding to an issue on the course’s 10th hole when a man in a white truck pulled his vehicle onto the sand trap nearby, according to the Post. When Siller went to talk to the man in the pickup, he was shot.
Two other men who were fatally shot had no connection to the country club golf course in Kennesaw, police said.
A third deceased man had not been identified. They had died from gunshots and were found in the truck bed, police said. Siller was killed after seeing a crime involving the two other men, police said in a statement.
July 6, 2021, 1:17 PM PDT. By Antonio Planas. A pro golfer who was fatally shot on a country club golf course in Georgia, near where two other men were found dead in the bed of a pickup truck, had witnessed a crime before he was killed, authorities said Tuesday.
Pierson and the unidentified man did not appear to have any connection to the country club, police said.
By Kalhan Rosenblatt and Daniel Arkin. Pro golfer Gene Siller was shot and killed at a country club in suburban Atlanta on Saturday, and two other men were found dead inside the bed of a pickup truck on the golf course, the Cobb County Police Department said.
Siller , a husband and father of two, was reportedly responding to an issue on the golf course's tenth hole when a man in a white truck pulled his vehicle onto a sand trap nearby, according to the Post. When Siller went to talk with the man in the vehicle, he was shot and later died. The suspect has not yet been caught, police said.
The KSU Office of Emergency Management tweeted on Saturday that the suspect "is a Hispanic Male considered armed and dangerous. Suspect is 6'1" and 170 lbs and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt."
Gene Siller was found with a gunshot wound to the head and two other men were found dead in the bed of a pickup truck, police said.
Siller, an employee of the club, was found unresponsive with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both men in the truck died of gunshot wounds, police said.
Pro golfer Gene Siller and two other men shot dead on Georgia course - CBS News.
Scene at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia after golf pro Gene Siller and two other men were found shot to death on a green on July 3, 2021. WGCL-TV. The Georgia State Golf Association tweeted its condolences to Siller's family, as did the Professional Golf Association. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family.
Cobb County Police said they found Siller's body on the green of the 10th hole of the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw with a gunshot wound to the head.
The gunman shot Mr. Siller in the head and fled, leaving the truck on the course, the authorities said. When investigators arrived, they found the bodies of Mr. Pierson and Mr. Valdez in the bed of the truck. Both had been fatally shot, the authorities said, noting that the two men had “no relation to the location at all.”.
The authorities in Georgia said on Thursday that they had arrested a man who had fatally shot three men — a golf pro and two men whose bodies were found in the back of a pickup truck at a suburban Atlanta country club on Saturday. The suspect, Bryan Anthony Rhoden, 23, of Atlanta, was arrested at about 5:30 p.m.
The killings, discovered at Pinetree Country Club near Kennesaw, Ga. , stunned the community. A truck on the Pinetree Country Club golf course after a shooting that left the club’s golf pro dead. The truck’s bed contained the bodies of two other men who had been shot, the police said. Credit... The authorities in Georgia said on Thursday ...
Chief Cox said that Mr. Rhoden had fatally shot the golf pro, Gene Siller, 46, a father of two young sons who was the director of golf at Pinetree Country Club near Kennesaw, Ga., as well as Henry Valdez, 46, of California, and Paul Pierson, 76.
On Thursday night, Mr. Easterling said he was thankful that the police had made an arrest in the killings.
The Shooter was a mission team leader. Almost everyone chosen had a one or two ranking in the squadron, the most experienced guys. The group was split into four tactical teams, with the Shooter as leader of the external-security group — the dog, Cairo, two snipers, and a CIA interpreter to keep whoever might show up in the area out of the internal action.
In light of the controversial claims in Seymour Hersh's new story on the death of Osama bin Laden, here is "The Shooter," Phil Bronstein 's definitive account of the SEAL Team 6 operation that killed the al Qaeda leader, from the March 2013 issue. (Originally kept anonymous to protect him and his family, "the Shooter" has since the story's publication identified himself as SEAL veteran Robert O'Neill.)
For the Shooter personally, bin Laden was one bookend in a black-ops career that was coming to an end. But the road to Abbottabad was long, starting with the guys who tried and failed to make it into the SEALs in the first place. Up to 80 percent of applicants wash out, and some almost die trying.
The bin Laden shooting was a staple of presidential-campaign brags. One big-budget movie, several books, and a whole drawerful of documentaries and TV films have fortified the brave images of the Shooter and his ST6 Red Squadron members. There is commerce attached to the mission, and people are capitalizing.
Shared bloodletting is as much a bonding agent as shared blood. After Team 6 SEAL Adam Brown was killed in March 2010, Brown's squadron members approached the dead man's kids at the funeral. They were screaming and inconsolable.
He knew something significant was up, though he didn't know what. The Shooter could hear him start to tear up. He told me later that he sat in his pickup in that parking lot for an hour and couldn't get out of the car.
Phil Bronstein is the former editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and currently serves as executive chairman of the Center for Investigative Reporting. This piece was reported in cooperation with CIR. Note: A correction is appended to the end of this story. ***.
Hambleton , whose call sign was Bat 21 Bravo, was positioned immediately behind the pilot, who gave the signal for everyone to eject. Hambleton pulled the ejection seat handles and had a moment to make eye contact with the pilot as his seat rocketed out of the dying plane.
The rescue of Bat 21 Bravo, the call sign for Iceal "Gene" Hambleton, a navigator aboard an EB-66 aircraft shot down behind North Vietnamese lines, was the "largest, longest, and most complex search-and-rescue " operation during the Vietnam War. Five additional aircraft were shot down during rescue attempts, directly resulting in the deaths ...
The rescuer's initial plan was to swim upriver and meet Clark, but Norris tested the current and decided it was too strong. Clark was relayed instructions by the FAC controller overhead to get in the water after dark and float downstream where Norris and his team would intercept him. The rescue team would have to insert along the riverbank, a much more hazardous route. Anderson, Norris, and five Vietnamese commandos set up an overwatch position near the Mieu Giang River, which ran near the positions of both downed airmen. : 244 Anderson ordered Norris to take his team no more than 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) forward and wait for the survivors to come to them, but after departing, Norris ignored the order and turned off his radio. Traveling twice that distance upriver, he passed through frequent North Vietnamese patrols, truck, and columns of tanks.
Bill Harris was upset. He concluded that the air rescue could not be attempted at that time due to the heavy concentration of North Vietnamese forces in the immediate area around Clark and Hambleton. He called Col. Muirhead and told him that they had to find another way. Hambleton was told to sit tight while they worked up an alternative plan. Hambleton had two survival radios, a first aid kit, two kinds of flares, a knife and a .38 caliber revolver, a compass and a map, an empty water bottle, but no food. : 6
When Hambleton's URC-64 rescue radio beeped, Jankowski responded, and was surprised to learn that Hambleton was above him descending in his parachute. Jankowski followed Hambleton down. Hambleton was concealed by a low fog bank as he landed in a dry rice paddy, unseen by the NVA troops.
Hambleton was aboard Bat 21, EB-66C serial number 54-0466, over Quảng Trị Province, Vietnam, just south of the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam. The airmen were surprised by the intensity of the anti-aircraft fire and SAM activity.
The remains of the rest of the crew of Bat 21, Hambleton's EB-66E Destroyer, Bolte, Gatwood, Giannangeli, Levis and Serex, have not been recovered. Gatwood left behind a 13-week-old son he had never seen, Robin F. Gatwood III. The remains of Kulland, Frink and Paschall were recovered and returned to the United States in 1995, where they were buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The bodies of Potts and Walker have not been recovered to date.