‘Empire’ Star Bryshere Gray Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges Following 9-Hour Barricade Situation

Bryshere Gray was arrested on domestic violence charges in Goodyear, Arizona, following a barricade situation.

On Sunday, July 12 at 10:15 p.m., police arrived at a Circle K gas station near McDowell Road and Pebble Creek Parkway to help a woman in distress. 

According to the police report:

The woman had flagged down a citizen for help moments earlier at another nearby gas station stating that she had been assaulted at her Goodyear home for the last several hours by her husband. The citizen then drove the victim to the Circle K and called 911. The victim told police her husband was Bryshere Gray, an actor on the TV series ‘Empire.’

When police went to their residence to speak with Bryshere, he barricaded himself inside of the home and would not come out. 

Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called to the scene. 

After a nine-hour stand-off Bryshere Gray surrendered without incident at 7 a.m. on July 13. 

The 26-year-old actor was taken into custory and booked into Maricopa County Jail on charges of aggravated assault (strangulation), assault (domestic violence), and disorderly conduct. 

His wife was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital. 

Bryshere rose to fame in 2015 when he starred on the hit Fox series, “Empire” as Hakeem Lyon.

Source: Fox 10

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