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'The Shield' Star Called Cops ... 'I Shot My Wife'
TMZ ^ | 5/20/14 | TMZ

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.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: michaeljace; murder; theshield
At least he fessed up to it, unlike OJ
1 posted on 05/20/2014 4:20:38 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

>>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?


2 posted on 05/20/2014 4:21:52 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: F15Eagle

He played a Gay cop who turned straight and got married.
Loved the show. The ending tore me up


4 posted on 05/20/2014 4:26:46 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

Yeah, I liked Ronnie, he was the best.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 4:33:54 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian
yeah....and Lem. The whole strike team was interesting. The Shield was the best show to watch. Shows what greed can do to a bunch of people. Almost like a Greek Tragedy.
6 posted on 05/20/2014 4:41:08 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: raccoonradio

what a loser


7 posted on 05/20/2014 4:42:28 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: raccoonradio

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.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 4:46:17 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Yorlik803
Exactly. I was kind of shocked by the ending too. But I guess they were trying to convey a message, "Immorality, even in the pursuit of justice, will come back to bite you."

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.

9 posted on 05/20/2014 4:51:57 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: raccoonradio

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.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 4:52:03 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: raccoonradio

Is there a *single* person in showbiz today (film/TV/music) who has the slightest bit of decency and honor?


11 posted on 05/20/2014 4:55:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: raccoonradio
I don't know about everyone else, but if my nieces and or nephews had this happen to them. I'd been at the police station to collect them myself. Can't anyone do anything for themselves these days? I am surprised that the shooter could dial is own phone.
12 posted on 05/20/2014 4:59:59 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I guess playing a gay cop that goes straight is enough to send you over the edge.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 5:34:30 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: raccoonradio

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.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 5:39:17 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Yorlik803
He was gay, but hated it. Went to a minister, got God, went straight and got married.

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.

16 posted on 05/20/2014 5:40:31 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"Is there a *single* person in showbiz today (film/TV/music) who has the slightest bit of decency and honor?"

Well let's see. There were Timmy and Lassie ...

... until they had to sell the farm.

17 posted on 05/20/2014 6:14:10 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: raccoonradio

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..


18 posted on 05/20/2014 6:20:29 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: G Larry
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.

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.

19 posted on 05/20/2014 6:22:10 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: yldstrk

Exactly. Those poor children.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 6:22:59 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: raccoonradio

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...


21 posted on 05/20/2014 1:33:25 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Yorlik803; Former Proud Canadian

I actually cried when Curtis Lemansky was shot by Shane...
(And I never cry)


22 posted on 05/20/2014 1:35:21 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Actually, he dropped a grenade into his car.


23 posted on 05/20/2014 1:37:12 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Exactly...

(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.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 1:40:09 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD; All

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


25 posted on 05/20/2014 6:37:11 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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OWED $411,000 on his South-L.A. home?? Sheesh.......


26 posted on 05/20/2014 7:16:34 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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