Suspect Arrested in Homicide of Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Actor in Spike Lee’s Movies

UPDATE: Murder detectives have recognized a suspect within the taking pictures loss of life of Thomas Jefferson Byrd.

On Oct. 14, Atlanta police officers introduced that warrants for the arrest of 30-year-old Antonio Demetrice Rhynes of Atlanta for felony homicide had been issued and investigators from the APD Fugitive Unit had been working to arrest the suspect.

Within the early morning hours of Oct. 16, Rhynes was certainly arrested and brought to the Fulton County Jail. As of press time, he had but to enter a plea. 


Hollywood has misplaced a star.

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd handed away in Atlanta, Ga. on Saturday, Oct. 3 “from a number of gunshot wounds to the again,” a spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Division stated in a press release to E! Information.

In accordance with native legislation enforcement, officers responded to a “individual injured name” round 1:45 a.m. EST on Saturday. Upon arrival, authorities stated they discovered “a male mendacity unresponsive on the location.”

An EMS workforce additionally responded to the decision, and shortly after arriving, they pronounced the male useless. The sufferer was later recognized to be Byrd. He was 70 years outdated. Presently, it is unclear what the circumstances are surrounding the incident. Per the Atlanta Police Division, Byrd’s loss of life is presently underneath investigation.

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