Hakeem Lyon: Empire star, Bryshere Gray arrested for assault

Empire star, Bryshere Gray, best known as Hakeem Lyon wasarrested for allegedly assaulting his wife.


The American actor on the Fox drama “Empire”, has been arrested on grounds of domestic violence charged against him by his wife.

The police command in a statement said the incident began at about 10.15 pm on Sunday night, July 12 when Goodyear Police responded to a 911 call alleging “an adult female victim had been assaulted at her Goodyear home by her husband, who she identified as Bryshere Gray, an actor on the TV series ‘Empire’.”


According to the Police, the woman had multiple visible injuries on her body and she stated that Gray strangled her at one point, until she passed out.


“Her injuries were non-life-threatening but she was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released.

“Detectives and the Victim’s Advocate “continued to assist her after her discharge from the hospital,” the police said.

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The Police Command also stated that the actor refused to come outside and barricaded himself inside the house overnight when the police got to their home in Goodyear, Arizona.


“Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations to the scene to assist before he eventually surrendered him.

“He has been taken into custody and has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic violence charges,” the command added.

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Gray was arrested on Monday Morning and taken into custody at 7 a.m. by officers in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear, roughly nine hours after authorities responded to a 911 call from his wife, police said in a statement.


Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem Lyon on “Empire,” was born in Philadelphia and also raps under the name “Yazz the Greatest.”

The show, which appeared on Fox for six seasons, was canceled after actor Jussie Smollett claimed last year that he was the victim of a racially and politically motivated assault. Authorities in Chicago later charged Smollett with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly fabricating the story and filing a false police report.


Those charges were later dropped, though Smollett was indicted in February on six charges of disorderly conduct. Smollett has denied the allegations and was countersuing for malicious prosecution, though a judge dismissed the suit in April.

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