Skip to comments.'The Shield' Star Called Cops ... 'I Shot My Wife'
Posted on 05/20/2014 4:20:38 AM PDT by raccoonradio
UPDATE 3:51 AM PT: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jace's 2 kids witnessed him allegedly shooting and killing their mom. The kids -- both under 10 -- were extremely upset and taken to the police station. We're told cops are angry it took Children's Services 4 hours to get to the station and take the kids to the home of a family member where they could be comforted.
Jace is being book (sic) for murder. ------------------------------------------------------------------------
Actor Michael Jace called police himself to report his wife had been shot, and he had pulled the trigger Monday night in Los Angeles... TMZ has learned.
According to law enforcement sources Jace called 911 around 8:30 PM and told police ... "I shot my wife."
We're told Jace's neighbors in the Hyde Park area of L.A. had reported shots fired in the home ... and shortly thereafter Jace made his call to 911.
Sources tell us the actor stayed on the phone, as instructed, until LAPD arrived and found his 40-year-old wife, April Jace dead.
We're told Jace was home alone when his wife arrived with their kids ... a short time later he allegedly shot her.
Jace -- best know as Detective Lowe from "The Shield" -- was taken into custody, and as of 1:00 AM Tuesday ... was being questioned, but had not been booked for his wife's death.
>>We’re told cops are angry it took Children’s Services 4 hours to get to the station and take the kids to the home of a family member where they could be comforted.
Dysfunctional Children’s Services...where do they think they are, Massachusetts?
He played a Gay cop who turned straight and got married.
Loved the show. The ending tore me up
Yeah, I liked Ronnie, he was the best.
what a loser
Perhaps hollyweird should be the only exception to the second. Mass mental deficient types rule the roost.
Of course I am not proposing any such thing, just thinking about stupid gun related Hollywood deaths. Like Phil Spector killing that woman and Phil Hartmann’s wife killing him.
Great characters, great acting. All the characters had flaws, but I think you could empathize with all of them. I just loved every strike team member, warts and all. I think we were supposed to.
Shocked to hear about this incident. What demons must be present to take the life of the mother of your children.
Those poor kids!
My heart is sick over what they must be feeling.
Prayers for them to find comfort and healing through this horrific nightmare.
Is there a *single* person in showbiz today (film/TV/music) who has the slightest bit of decency and honor?
I guess playing a gay cop that goes straight is enough to send you over the edge.
Child service is more about exaggerating circumstances as a form a job security.
When there’s real work to be done, they’re nowhere to be found.
How many cases have you seen in your area where dire warning signs have been ignored for months and years.
I kept waiting for the big liberal "twist" - where he pays for the liberal crime of rejecting his gay urges.
But they never went there! I was shocked. The show ended and he was still apparently ex-gay and happily married.
He was a good actor. Awful that he did this to his wife and kids.
Well let's see. There were Timmy and Lassie ...
... until they had to sell the farm.
Man shoots wife in front of kids. PERIOD..
What the hell does it matter that he was ever on TV?
Would not have known that nor do I give a rats ass..
Cases with "dire warning signs" may involve having child services deal with actually-scarey people. They don't LIKE potentially pissing off an actually-scarey person. They prefer screwing over "safe" families.
Exactly. Those poor children.
Another Pistorius case...
And, like Pistorius, he doesn’t have a ‘leg to stand on’...
At least Jace admitted to it.
Great actor — too bad for his wife and the family...
I actually cried when Curtis Lemansky was shot by Shane...
(And I never cry)
Actually, he dropped a grenade into his car.
(That’s how distraught I was).
I actually asked Kenny Johnson (the guy who played Lem) that very question during a Q&A of “Bates Motel” fans (he’s on that show now).
I asked him how it felt being killed off of “The Shield”. He said he was upset, and then he said that that was “the beginning of the end for [creator] Shawn Ryan”. I thought that was an interesting answer.
updates via TMZ:
>>Michael Jace was a violent, abusive husband who choked his wife in front of their kid ... this according to legal docs from his prior divorce.
Jace — who was booked Tuesday morning for allegedly murdering his wife April — went through a divorce in 1997. In the docs — obtained by TMZ — a friend of Jennifer Bitterman claims she personally witnessed Jace choking and slamming Jennifer against a wall ... as his 6-month-old son screamed in his crib next to them.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz32JGp36zG
Michael Jace and his wife were locked in an angry argument over money before he allegedly murdered her ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
We’re told “The Shield” star was facing serious money problems and it became a source of family conflict.
There’s certainly evidence showing there was great financial stress. TMZ has learned Jace filed for bankruptcy in March 2011. He filed for Chapter 13, allowing him to restructure and reduce his mortgage payments.
Jace owed $411K on his South L.A. home where he shot his wife. Jace stopped paying his mortgage and was on the brink of a foreclosure sale ... according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Jace’s bankruptcy settlement allowed him to drastically lower his monthly payments, but he went delinquent again late last year.
As TMZ first reported Jace called 911 last night and said he shot his wife in the face, allegedly while his 2 children watched.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz32JH4GqRr
OWED $411,000 on his South-L.A. home?? Sheesh.......
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