Man arrested in shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd

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A 30-year-old Atlanta man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd.

After law enforcement issued a call for tips in the fatal shooting of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, an arrest has been made in his murder.

Read More: Thomas Jefferson Byrd, actor in Spike Lee films, murdered

theGrio reported the Atlanta Police Department and Crime Stoppers offered a $10,000 reward for information that resulted in the eventual indictment of the suspect arrested for shooting and killing Byrd.  The 70-year-old actor was found dead from gunshot wounds on October 4.

Actor and beloved Georgia native Thomas Jefferson Byrd, featured on stage and film screens, was found dead early Sunday morning. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

In a development according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an arrest has been made in the violent act. Using evidence and gathered tips, they identified the suspect as 30-year-old Antonio Demetrice Rhynes. The outlet continued to report warrants were issued for his arrest Wednesday and he was taken into custody early Friday morning where he will be booked into the Fulton County Jail.

The AJC noted Rhynes criminal history…


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