Empire Actor Bryshere Gray Faces Domestic Violence Charges After ‘Strangling His Wife Until She Passed Out

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American actor Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem Lyon in Empire was taken into custody on Monday at about 7am at his home in Goodyear, Arizona.

The incident began at about 10.15pm when the police got a call help a woman at Circle K gas station in Goodyear, Arizona.

The woman had flagged down a passerby at another gas station, stating that she had been assaulted by her husband for several hours, according to the police report obtained by Fox 10.

Police said the woman had multiple visible injuries on her body and that she had said Gray had strangled her at one point, leading to her temporal loss of consciousness.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she was to be treated.

Upon arriving at their home later, police said that Gray refused to exit the property and barricaded himself inside.

Gray barricaded himself inside the house overnight, eventually surrendering himself to authorities at about 7am on Monday.

Gray was then arrested and booked into jail.

Gray is being charged of assault (domestic violence), aggravated assault (strangulation) and disorderly conduct.

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