An Atlanta man was arrested on Friday morning within the deadly taking pictures of the actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, the authorities mentioned.
The person, Antonio Demetrice Rhynes, 30, was arrested on a cost of felony homicide within the demise of Mr. Byrd, 70, earlier this month, Officer Anthony W. Grant, a spokesman with the Atlanta Police Division mentioned in a press release.
The police mentioned they adopted proof and ideas from the general public to determine Mr. Rhynes as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest on Wednesday. The police mentioned he was arrested with out incident at an condo advanced. It was not instantly clear if he had a lawyer. He will likely be taken to the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Officer Grant mentioned.
About 1:45 a.m. on Oct. 3, cops responded to a name of an individual who had been wounded. Once they arrived, they mentioned they discovered a person, who was later recognized as Mr. Byrd, useless with a number of gun shot wounds to the again. It was not clear what led to the taking pictures or whether or not the gunman and the sufferer knew one another.
Shortly after the killing, Craig Wyckoff, a buddy and former consultant of Mr. Byrd’s, mentioned he had spoken with a “circle of mates,” who advised him that Mr. Byrd had gotten into an argument with somebody at a retailer and that “that particular person should have adopted him house.” The police had declined to verify that account.
Mr. Byrd was a film, television and stage actor known as a favorite of the director Spike Lee. After Mr. Byrd’s death, Mr. Lee called him “our beloved brother” and paid tribute to him by highlighting his movie roles in a series of Instagram posts.
Mr. Byrd appeared in Mr. Lee’s “Clockers” (1995), “Lady 6” (1996), “Get on the Bus” (1996), “He Received Sport” (1998), “Bamboozled” (2000), “Crimson Hook Summer time” (2012), “Da Candy Blood of Jesus” (2014) and “Chi-Raq” (2015).
Mr. Byrd additionally obtained a Tony Award nomination for his one Broadway look, in a 2003 manufacturing of “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside.”