A manhunt for an “armed and dangerous” suspect was underway in Georgia after authorities found two other bodies following the shooting of the director of a golf course in the Atlanta area on Saturday.

Two more bodies were found after police officers found a pickup truck believed to be linked to the death of Gene Siller, who ran the Pinetree Country Club in Cobb County, according to Atlanta FOX 5.

The suspect drove the truck onto the green of the 10th hole of the golf course on Saturday afternoon, only to be quickly confronted by Siller, the report said.

The suspect Siller fatally shot in the head, the authorities informed the broadcaster.


It was unclear how police officers found the truck shortly afterwards, but Cobb County police said Sunday night that two men were found dead in the back of the vehicle, FOX 5 reported.

One victim has been identified as Paul Pierson, owner of the truck, while the other man has not yet been identified, authorities told FOX 5.

Both victims were gunshot wounds, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The suspect was described as six feet tall with long hair, wearing a white or light shirt and dark work pants, the newspaper reported.

A member of the golf course described hearing interference on Saturday.

“I was on the driving range and heard that the truck was on the track, so I went to see what was going on,” John Lavender told FOX 5. “All of a sudden you hear five or six exclamations.”

Siller had a wife and two young children, the broadcaster reported. On Sunday, PGA of America President Jim Richerson posted a letter of condolence on Twitter.

“We are really sad to hear of the mindless murder that took place yesterday at Pine Tree Country Club in Georgia that killed PGA member Gene Siller,” wrote Richerson.

“The PGA of America sends our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences to his family, club, and the Georgia PGA community.”

The Georgia State Golf Association and the Georgia PGA also recognized Siller.

Neighbors told investigators that Siller recently called the police after a man became hostile when Siller confronted him with fishing on the golf club’s property – but police weren’t sure if the incident was related to the shooting , reported FOX 5.


The golf course is located near Kennesaw State University, where officials alerted students and faculty after learning of Saturday’s shootings, the Journal-Constitution reported.

The university tweeted later on Saturday that it believed there was no longer a threat to the community.