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Antonio Demetrice Rhynes biography: 10 things about Thomas Jefferson Byrd shooter

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes (©Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes (©Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

Antonio Demetrice Rhynes is an African-American man from Georgia, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He stands 5’6″ and weighs 165 lbs.
  2. He lived in different parts of Georgia including Atlanta and Fairburn.
  3. On September 10, 2007, he hijacked a motor vehicle and committed armed robbery and aggravated assault in Fulton County, Georgia.
  4. On July 31, 2008, he illegally entered a vehicle in Fulton County.
  5. On August 4, 2008, he committed two counts of burglary, one count of theft by receiving stolen property and one count of impersonation in Fulton County.
  6. On November 4, 2009, he was booked into the Hays State Prison in Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia.
  7. On October 11, 2019, he married Brittany Ann Rhynes, a white woman from Washingtonville, Ohio, USA.
  8. On October 2, 2020, he was driving his 2010 Chevrolet Impala on Cascade Road in Atlanta. At around 10:00 p.m., he got out of his vehicle and shot African-American Hollywood actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd several times. The victim was walking home from a store. A $10,000 reward was offered for information leading to the gunman’s arrest.
  9. On October 14, 2020, the Atlanta Police Department obtained a warrant for his arrest on a felony murder charge based on evidence and tips from the public.
  10. He was 30 years old when the Atlanta Police Department arrested him in the morning of October 16, 2020 at the Royal Oaks Apartments in the 3500 block of North Camp Creek Parkway in Atlanta. He was unarmed, shirtless and was wearing red shorts with white stars when he was arrested. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Fulton County Jail. He was charged with felony murder in the death of Byrd.

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