Bryshere Gray, star of ‘Empire’, an American musical drama television series, has been arrested over alleged domestic violence against his wife.
Goodyear police department in the United States broke news of his arrest in a statement on its Facebook page.
According to the statement, Gray, who played Hakeem on the Fox drama series, was arrested after his wife called 911 on Sunday night to report that she was allegedly assaulted by him.
“On Sunday night, July 12, 2020, at approximately 10:15pm, Goodyear Police responded to a 911 call that 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,” the statement read.
— Goodyear Police Dept (@Goodyearpolice) July 13, 2020
“She was treated and released for her non life-threatening injuries. Goodyear Detectives and Victim’s Advocate continued to assist her after her discharge from the hospital.
“Goodyear Police responded to the Goodyear residence located in the 13000 block of S. 176th Lane, Goodyear, in an effort to contact Gray, but he refused to come out and speak with officers.”
The statement said that the actor was taken into custody after his arrest and charged with domestic violence.
“Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called out to assist. Just after 7:00 am, Gray was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic violence charges,” it added.
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