Suspect arrested in shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, police say

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd appears during a portrait session in Atlanta in 2008.

(CNN) -- An arrest has been made in the shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, according to a release from Atlanta Police Department.

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes, 30, was arrested early Friday morning after "evidence and tips from citizens, identified" him as a suspect in Byrd's homicide investigation, APD said in the statement.

Byrd was shot in Atlanta on October 3 and was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to the back, CNN has reported.

Suspect arrested in shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, police say

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes, 30, was arrested early morning in Atlanta

Rhynes is facing a felony murder charge and was expected to be booked into Fulton County Jail on Friday, the release said. Police said Rhynes was taken into custody by a SWAT team "without incident."

It is not clear whether Rhynes has retained an attorney at this time.

Suspect arrested in shooting death of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd, police say

Actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd enters the "Middle Of Nowhere" closing night premiere on September 22, 2012, in New York. He was fatally shot in Atlanta, Georgia. Ray Tamarra/Getty Images

Byrd was known for his work with director Spike Lee on many projects including "He Got Game," "Get on the Bus" and "Clockers," CNN has reported.

Lee paid tribute to Byrd in an Instagram post earlier this month.

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