An Atlanta man has been arrested and charged with murder Thomas Jefferson Byrd … the popular actor known for several roles in Spike Lee led.
Atlanta PD says they followed evidence and tips that led them to identify the suspect, Antonio Demetrice Rhynes. An arrest warrant was issued for Rhynes on Wednesday and he was arrested Friday morning.
He faces a charge of murder for the shooting that took place near Byrd’s Atlanta home. It is still unclear what led to the killing.
As we reported … 70-year-old Byrd died on Oct. 3 from multiple gunshot wounds to the back, and Spike even broke the news on social media after hearing about his murder.
Byrd had notable roles in several of Spike’s films, such as “Clockers,” “Get on the Bus,” “Bamboozled,” “He Got Game,” “Red Hook Summer,” “Chi-Raq” and more.