Officers responded to southwest Atlanta for an injured person call. When officers arrived, Byrd was found unresponsive, police said.
Byrd, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to the back, police said.
His death and the circumstances around it are under investigation.
“Tom Is My Guy,” Lee said. “May We All Wish Condolences And Blessings To His Family. Rest In Peace Brother Byrd.”