AN ATLANTA man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Thomas Jefferson Byrd.
Antonio Demetrice Rhynes, 30, was arrested on Friday morning, just two days after a warrant was issued.
He is facing a felony murder charge for the shooting.
Rhynes was taken into custody after being located by authorities at the Royal Oaks Apartments off North Camp Creek Parkway, Fox10 reported.
He has been booked into Fulton County Jail.
A motive for the crime has not yet been revealed.
Byrd died on October 3 at age 70 after he was shot multiple times.
Byrd – who appeared in multiple Spike Lee films – was found with multiple gunshot wounds in his back, police told AJC.
Lee, who directed several films the 70-year-old starred in, posted about Byrd’s death on Instagram the day after the fatal shooting.
“I’m So Sad To Announce The Tragic Murder Of Our Beloved Brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd Last Night In Atlanta,Georgia,” Lee wrote as he shared a picture of the late actor.
“Tom Is My Guy, Here Below You See Him As The Frightening Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS.”