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'Empire' actor arrested for domestic violence at Goodyear home

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 23:06:55-04

GOODYEAR, AZ — An actor on the TV show "Empire" was arrested Sunday night in connection with a domestic violence incident at a Goodyear home.

According to Goodyear police, officers responded to a Circle K at Estrella Parkway and McDowell Road around 10:15 p.m. after a 911 call reporting that a woman had been assaulted. Police said the victim flagged down a citizen shortly before at another gas station and said she had been assaulted at her home "for several hours" by her husband, who she identified as Bryshere Gray.

The victim was treated and released for non life-threatening injuries, and Goodyear detectives and victims' advocates continued to assist after she was discharged from the hospital.

When officers tried to contact Gray at his home near Estrella Parkway and Westar Drive, he refused to come out and speak with police. Goodyear SWAT and Crisis Negotiations were also called to the scene to assist.

According to police, Gray surrendered without incident just after 7 a.m. Monday. He was taken into custody and will be booked on domestic violence charges.