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.
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.