Pro golfer shot dead on Georgia course because he stumbled upon crime in progress: Police

ByEmily Shapiro ABCNews logo
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Golf pro, 2 others found dead at Georgia country club
A professional golfer and two others were found dead on a metro Atlanta golf course over the weekend.

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A Georgia pro was gunned down on the course where he worked because he stumbled upon a crime in progress, police said Tuesday.

Eugene Siller was shot in the head on Saturday on the green of the 10th hole at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, near Atlanta, the Cobb County Police Department said.

Two other men were found shot dead in the bed of a white Ram 3500 pickup truck that was on the green, police said.

Police said Tuesday that they believe Siller was shot because he was a witness who "happened upon a crime in progress involving the unknown suspect" and the two victims in the truck.

No arrests have been made but police said Tuesday they're following "active leads."

The victims in the truck don't appear to have any connection to the country club, police said. One of the men was the truck's owner, Paul Pierson, and the second victim hasn't been identified, police said.

A motive isn't clear, police said.

Police added that they don't believe there's an active threat to the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at 770-499-4111 or at