‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray Arrested By SWAT On Domestic Assault Charges
Police arrested “Empire” actor Bryshere Gray on domestic violence charges after a nine-hour standoff with a SWAT team, authorities in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear said Monday, July 13.
The incident began Sunday night at about 10:15 P.M., when Goodyear Police responded to a 911 call alleging “an adult female victim had been allegedly assaulted at her Goodyear home by her husband, who she identified as Bryshere Gray, an actor on the TV series ‘Empire,’ ” police said in a statement.
Since when cops got to their home, Gray allegedly refused to come outside and speak with officers, “Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called out to assist,” police said. Nine hours later he was taken into custody without any further incident. Gray allegedly assaulted his wife, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Gray played Hakeem Lyon on the hip-hop drama TV show which ended its sixth and final season earlier this year.