'Empire' star Bryshere Gray arrested for domestic violence

Last Modified: Jul 14, 2020

Fox drama series Empire star Bryshere Gray was arrested for domestic violence early Monday.

Bryshere Gray (Image: Goodyear Police Department)

According to the Goodyear, Arizona police department authorities responded to a 911 call from a Circle K at approximately 10:15 p.m. local time Sunday. The caller, a woman, identified herself as Gray’s wife claimed she had been assaulted by Gray in their home.

She further alleged that he had strangled her to the point that she temporarily lost consciousness. According to the press release she also had numerous visible injuries on her body. 

When the police arrived at the scene Gray, 26, refused to talk to authorities. So Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called out to assist.

The actor who portrayed Hakeem Lyon on the hit Fox show was taken into custody without incident just after 7:00 a.m. Monday.

Bryshere Gray with wife (Image: Instagram - June 2018)

His wife was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released while he was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on three domestic violence charges- aggravated assault (strangulation), assault (domestic violence), and disorderly conduct.

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