Empire Star Has Standoff With Police Swat Team After Beating His Wife
Bryshere Gray — famous for playing Hakeem Lyon on “Empire” — has been busted in Arizona for domestic violence.
We’ve learned Bryshere was arrested early Monday morning in Goodyear, just outside Phoenix, after a standoff with a SWAT team and crisis negotiators, and he allegedly beat the hell outta his wife … according to cops.
Goodyear PD says officers responded to a call to assist a woman at 10:15 PM Sunday night at a Circle K. Police and say the woman flagged down a good Samaritan for help and claimed her husband, Bryshere, assaulted her for several hours at their home.
Police say Bryshere’s wife had numerous visible injuries on her body, and cops say she claimed Bryshere strangled her and she temporarily lost consciousness during the alleged assault.
While Bryshere’s wife was being taken to a nearby hospital, cops say they went to the couple’s home to try to contact the actor, but police say he refused to leave the home and barricaded himself inside.
After a SWAT team and crisis negotiators arrived, cops say the standoff finally ended around 7 AM when Bryshere surrendered to officers in front of his home.
Bryshere was taken into custody and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on 3 charges — felony aggravated assault (strangulation), misdemeanor assault (domestic violence), and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Bryshere’s wife was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital, according to police.