American actor, Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem on the Fox drama Empire, has been arrested after his spouse alleged that he assaulted and strangled her till she passed out.
The incident started at about 10.15pm on Sunday night time, July 12 when Goodyear Police responded to a 911 call alleging “an adult female victim assaulted at her Goodyear home by her husband, who she identified as Bryshere Gray, an actor on the TV series ‘Empire,’ ” police mentioned in a press release.
Police mentioned the lady had a number of visible injuries on her body and that she mentioned Gray strangled her at one point, till she passed out.
Her injuries were non-life-threatening however she was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released, police mentioned, including that detectives and a Victim’s Advocate “continued to assist her after her discharge from the hospital.”
When cops got to their residence in Goodyear, Arizona, Gray refused to come outside and barricaded himself inside the house overnight.
Police called Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations to the scene to help before he finally surrendered himself to authorities.
“Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were called out to assist,” police mentioned. About 9 hours later, he was “taken into custody without incident” just after 7 a.m. Monday, and was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic violence charges, police mentioned.
Gray appeared in all 102 episodes of Empire, which wrapped its six-year run on Fox in April. His credits also include the indie features Sprinter, Canal Street and Honey: Rise Up and Dance.