Who is Antonio Demetrice Rhynes? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Arrested, Charges, Suspect, Victim, Investigation - Wikibious

Who is Antonio Demetrice Rhynes? Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Arrested, Charges, Suspect, Victim, Investigation

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes Wiki – Antonio Demetrice Rhynes Biography

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes was arrested Friday morning and charged with felony murder in the death of Thomas Jefferson Byrd, who was known for his roles in Lee’s flicks “He Got Game,” “Clockers,” and “Ray.” Atlanta police have collared the man who shot dead an actor known for his roles in Spike Lee movies, cops said Friday.

Cops got a warrant for Rhynes on Wednesday and tracked him down at an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta after the public helped identify the gunman, according to an e-mail from the Atlanta Police Department.

Rhynes will be held in the Fulton County Jail, cops said.

Byrd, 70, was found dead in Atlanta around 1:45 a.m. Oct. 3 after being shot multiple times in the back, according to cops. The motive for his killing is unclear.

Lee praised the actor on social media when Byrd’s death was announced earlier this month.

“Tom Is My Guy, Here Below You See Him As The Frightening Character Errol Barnes In CLOCKERS. Brother Byrd Also Did His Thang In My Joints,” Lee wrote

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes Age

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes is 30 years old

Thomas Jefferson Byrd

Thomas Jefferson Byrd was an American character actor who played in several of director Spike Lee’s films. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the 2003 Broadway revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Byrd earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Morris Brown College and later received a Master of Fine Arts degree in dance from California Institute of the Arts.

Byrd starred in numerous regional stage productions including the San Diego Repertory Theatre’s award-winning performance of Spunk. He also starred in Home by Samm-Art Evans, Two Trains Running, The Piano Lesson and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the Alliance Theater, Flyin’ West, Hamlet and Miss Evers’ Boys at the Indiana Repertory, and in other productions of Flyin’ West at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and at the Long Wharf Theatre.

For his Broadway debut, a performance in the 2003 revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Byrd received a Tony Award nomination for best-featured actor.

Byrd appeared in several films by Spike Lee, including Clockers, Get on the Bus, Bamboozled, Red Hook Summer, and Chi-Raq. Byrd also appeared as Stokely Darling in Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. His other films credits include Set It Off, Ray, and Brooklyn’s Finest.

Thomas Jefferson Byrd Death

After an emergency call was made in Atlanta, Georgia, around 1:45 a.m. on October 3, 2020, Byrd was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in his back and pronounced dead. A spokesperson for Atlanta police said that homicide detectives were “working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident”.

“I’m so sad to announce the tragic murder of our beloved brother Thomas Jefferson Byrd last night in Atlanta, Georgia,” Lee wrote on Instagram shortly after his death. “Tom is my guy.”

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Byrd’s former agent, Craig Wyckoff, called him a brilliant actor whose on-screen roles were at odds with his personality.

“He usually played pimps, murderers, bad guys, but in real life, he was a gentle soul,” Wyckoff said.

Actor Wendell Pierce compared Byrd’s relationship with Lee to actor Joseph Cotten’s with director Orson Welles, who cast Cotten in “Citizen Kane” and other films in the early 1940s.

Byrd was the “‘everyman’ character actor,” Pierce said.

Byrd also appeared in the 2004 Ray Charles biopic, “Ray,” the political satire “Bulworth” and the F. Gary Gray movie “Set It Off.”

Cause of Death

After an emergency call was made in Atlanta, Georgia, around 1:45 a.m. on October 3, 2020, Byrd was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in his back and pronounced dead. A spokesperson for Atlanta police said that homicide detectives were “working to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident”.

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