Actor Michael Jace, who appeared in the cop drama The Shield, was arrested Tuesday morning in Los Angeles over the fatal shooting of his wife, according to CBS News.
Jace is reportedly being charged with homicide and is cooperating with the police. The LAPD confirmed that he was the only suspect taken into custody, and CNN says that his bail is set at $1 million. Although specifics remain unclear, a police news release read: “At this moment the motive of the murder is believed to be domestic violence.”
On Monday night, Jace’s neighbors alerted police after hearing gunfire. When officers arrived, they found April Jace dead with gunshot wounds to her body; two young children were also inside the home at the time.
TMZ is also reporting that Jace allegedly called the cops on himself, allegedly telling officials, “I shot my wife,” and then staying on the line with them until police arrived at the actor’s Hyde Park-area home. The gossip site is also reporting that Jace’s two children witnessed the shooting, and were taken to the police station afterwards where they waited for Child Services to take them to the home of a family member.
Jace appeared in 89 episodes of FX’s hit The Shield as Julien Lowe, a rookie cop who rises the ranks to detective over the show’s seven season run. Recently, Jace had a recurring role on another cop drama, Southland, and over the years he appeared in numerous television shows like CSI, NYPD Blue, and Cold Case. His film credits include Forrest Gump, Boogie Nights and The Replacements.
(via Rolling Stone)