An Atlanta man was arrested and charged with murder Thomas Jefferson Byrd … the famous actor known for many roles in Spike Lee joints.
Atlanta PD said they followed the evidence and tips that led them to identify the suspect, Antonio Demetrice Rhynes. An arrest warrant was issued for Rhynes Wednesday and he was arrested Friday morning.
He faces a felony murder charge for the shooting, which took place near Byrd’s home in Atlanta. It is still unclear what led to the killing.
As we reported … 70-year-old Byrd died on October 3 from multiple gunshot wounds to the back, and Spike himself made headlines on social media after learning of his murder.
Byrd has had prominent roles in many Spike films, such as “Clockers,” “Ride the Bus,” “Bambuzled,” “He Got Game,” “Red Hook Summer,” “Chi-Raq” and many more.