Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem Lyon in Empire, arrested in Arizona for domestic violence

Bryshere Gray refused to leave his home when police arrived but was arrested after SWAT and crisis negotiators intervened.

FP Staff July 14, 2020 11:38:52 IST
Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem Lyon in Empire, arrested in Arizona for domestic violence

Empire actor Bryshere Gray has been arrested in Arizona on accusations of abusing his wife, police said.

The Goodyear Police Department said 26-year-old Bryshere Gray was booked into jail Saturday, KPNX-TV reported.

Bryshere Gray who played Hakeem Lyon in Empire arrested in Arizona for domestic violence

Bryshere Gray. Image from Twitter

The woman had visible injuries when she flagged someone down to ask for help near Gray’s home in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear, saying her husband had assaulted her, police said. She told emergency responders that Gray had strangled her, and she was taken to a hospital, authorities said.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Gray has been charged with aggravated assault, assault and disorderly conduct.

Gray refused to leave his home when police arrived but was arrested after SWAT and crisis negotiators responded, police said. The woman was treated for non-threatening injuries at the hospital and later released.

Gray, who played Hakeem Lyon on the Chicago-based TV show, was pulled over in Chicago in 2019 after authorities said a temporary license plate didn’t match the 2014 Rolls Royce he was driving. He was arrested on a misdemeanour registration charge and ticketed.

Empire, which ran for six seasons on Fox, aired its series finale in April.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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