Shield actor charged with wife's murder

Published Friday, 23 May 2014
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US actor Michael Jace, best known for his role as a Los Angeles police officer in gritty crime drama The Shield, has been charged with the murder of his wife.

Shield actor charged with wife's murder
Michael Jace pictured with his wife April, who was found shot dead. (© Getty)

April Jace, 40, was found dead at the couple's home, after police responded to a report of shots being fired in the Hyde Park area at about 8.30pm on Monday local time.

According to celebrity website TMZ, Michael Jace called the police himself to report the shooting.

He was immediately taken into custody on suspicion of homicide.

Prosecutors have now charged the actor, who could face between 50 years to life in prison if convicted.

The 51-year-old actor formerly starred as Julien Lowe in The Shield, but Jace's other roles include small parts in movies like Planet Of The Apes, Boogie Nights and Forrest Gump.

The couple had been married for nine years and have two young sons.

Police have said that two children were at the scene at the time of the shooting and are now with relatives.

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