Shield star Jace held over wife's death

Published Tuesday, 20 May 2014
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Michael Jace, best known for his role as a Los Angeles police officer in gritty crime drama The Shield, has been arrested on suspicion of his shooting his wife dead at their LA home.

Shield star Jace held over wife's death
Michael Jace pictured with his wife April, who has been found shot dead. (© Getty)

Police responded to a report of shots being fired in the Hyde Park area at about 8.30pm on Monday local time, finding 40-year-old April Jace dead inside the property.

According to authorities, Michael Jace was taken into custody on suspicion of homicide and is being held in lieu of $1m in jail.

"At this moment, the motive of the murder is believed to be domestic violence," an LAPD statement said.

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 in protective custody.

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