ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police introduced Friday that they’ve made an arrest within the capturing dying of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd.
Murder detectives on Wednesday obtained an warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Antonio Demetrice Rhynes on a felony homicide cost primarily based on proof and suggestions from the general public, and officers arrested him early Friday morning, Officer Steve Avery stated in an e mail.
Rhynes might be taken to the Fulton County jail as soon as he is processed, Avery stated. It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not he had an legal professional who might touch upon his arrest.
Police declined to launch any additional info, saying the investigation stays open and energetic.
In drone footage of the arrest launched by Atlanta police, the digicam enters a second-floor condo with a broken entrance door. It strikes by way of the lounge and kitchen after which turns towards a brief hallway.
A person pokes his head out of a doorway and raises a hand whereas saying one thing that may’t be heard on the video. He withdraws into the doorway after which emerges just a few seconds later carrying pink shorts with white stars and no shirt and with each arms within the air. He then places his arms behind his head and walks out of the condo the place he once more raises each arms.
Finest recognized for his roles in Spike Lee movies, Byrd was discovered lifeless round 1:45 a.m. on Oct. three close to his dwelling in southwest Atlanta. He had been shot a number of instances within the again. A $10,000 reward had been provided for info resulting in an arrest.
Byrd acted in movies together with “Clockers,” “Chi-Raq,” “Bamboozled,” “He Acquired Sport” and “Da Candy Blood of Jesus.” Additionally a stage actor, Byrd was nominated in 2003 for a Tony award for his efficiency within the Broadway revival of “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” co-starring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton.
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