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'The Shield' Star

Called Cops ...

'I Shot My Wife'

5/20/2014 1:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar3:51 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 booked 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 PT 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 known as Detective Lowe from "The Shield" -- was taken into custody, and as of 1:00 AM PT Tuesday ... was being questioned, but had not been booked for his wife's death.

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There is just some people that violent and vicious no matter how much money they have. I don't care what anyone says its in their DNA.

Oh come on TMZ get rid of the spam, don't you screen what people say on these message boards, block these people.

165 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Tragic. Obviously a very sad event, and awful for all involved. Shoot and kill you wife in front of her children? I know from personal experience those kids will be affected by the trauma for years, if not for life. Very sad story to read on a site better known for pathetic behaviors like Rob Kardashian gaining weight.

165 days ago

mary collins finn    

I am not clicking on a TMZ headline again until someone does something about the spammers/scammers that have usurped the comments section. it is disgraceful and insulting to your readers that there is no provision to even flag these gnats.

165 days ago


The poor children now have no parents and a lifetime to come of trauma. What a selfish act by Michael Jace.

165 days ago

Johnny Thunder    

Get with it TMZ you're being infested by ******* spammers.

165 days ago

Hans Gruber    

He is fulfilling the stereotype that have riddled the African American community by black males. They always end up in prison for drugs or violent crime.

165 days ago

The Maharincess of Franistan    

I hope they execute this heathen. He deserves that for killing the mother of his children, in front of them. They'll be traumatized for life. If he has any shred of decency, he'll plead guilty and save them the further trauma of a trial.

165 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

TMZ - Your journalistic prowess is amazing. I am constantly surprised that you are not an annual contender for a Pullitzer Prize in journalism. For instance in this article about Michael Jace "allegedly" shooting and killing the mother, which was witnessed by his two children, and the incredible picture you painted that "the children were extremely upset." What a wonderful characterization of the emotion of a child seeing his mother being shot by his father ... extremely upset. Who would have thought? Idiots.

165 days ago


Where you at Pope Al Sharpton?

165 days ago


Shame. Michael was born in Paterson NJ were I grew up.He had chance to make difference for the goods of others. He threw it all away. My condolences & prayers to his kids and the family. Only god can judge & forgive him.

165 days ago


Wow, at least he confessed and didn't say it was a robbery, aka Oscar.

165 days ago


This is sickening. HE SHOT HIS WIFE IN FRONT OF THEIR YOUNG CHILDREN?! Can you imagine witnessing your father kill your mother, helpless with nothing you could do? One bullet singlehandedly RUINED two, innocent children's lives. I don't know how it would even be possibly for one to have a truly normal adulthood after witnessing something like that. My heart goes out to them. I hope this TERRIBLE excuse for a father and husband ROTS IN JAIL!

165 days ago


Now tell us why he filled April full of led. She was leaving him? Does he have a history of beating April and the kids? Is it mental illness?

165 days ago


"Jace is being book for murder."

That sentence has been in the Update for this article for 4 hours now.

TMZ, what kind of writers and editors do you have working there?

165 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

Wveryones gotta have their guns.

165 days ago
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