Byrd was shot dead in Atlanta on October 3 and was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to his back, CNN reported.
Rhynes faces a murder charge and is expected to be transferred to Fulton County jail on Friday, the statement said. Police said Rhynes was taken into custody by a SWAT team “without incident”.
It is not clear if Rhynes has retained legal counsel at this time.
Lee paid tribute to Byrd in an Instagram post earlier this month.