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Michael Jace

Arguing with Wife Over Money

Before Shooting

5/20/2014 8:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Michael Jace Shooting
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.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Wow, shot her in front of his 2 kids at that? What a scvmbag

93 days ago
2.

Steve    

Too bad there was a gun in the house.

93 days ago
3.

boo boo    

No no no. This isn't about $$. You don't shoot your wife in front of your kids over $$. There's WAY more to this.

93 days ago
4.

myopinion    

WOW...He snapped!!!! He was depressed over money the root to all evil.

93 days ago
5.

Dead@27    

Really?
The kids watched their dad shoot their mother dead..
Over money ?

93 days ago
6.

Ray    

well he set for life now

93 days ago
7.

FUTMZ    

"Bitch jack my sizzurp, bitch got to bleed...."

93 days ago
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01void    

What ever it was for it's a true shame, always turns ugly.

93 days ago
9.

Rocking     

Sad story....bytches stop pushing men to the edge !

93 days ago
10.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

Man, dat ho was p1ssing me off complaining about dis and dat. I said "shut da f*ck up yo b*tch or else I'll bust a cap in yo @ss" and she kept on talkin'. Bang Bang, end of story ya know what I'm sayin'?

93 days ago
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Whocatea123     

Life in prison he deserves !!!! For his children to see that is an image they will never forget !!!! The devil got the best of him !!!

93 days ago
12.

Randaleese    

Those poor, innocent children.. To witness such a horrific site.. SMH..

93 days ago
13.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

A disgrace.

93 days ago
14.

lgwelsh1    

He snapped, she probably wouldn't stop nagging him and .. well there you go.

93 days ago
15.

zombie    

Typical hot headed douche bag who made a decent living but lived beyond his means and instead of dealing with the financial problems like a real man, father and husband should, decided to take his failures and frustrations out on the person he wrongly blames for it all, his wife. Now look at the ramifications of his piss poor problem solving abilities. A murder charge, a dead wife and children who will now grow up without BOTH parents! CONGRATULATIONS fvck wit. Problem solved?!

93 days ago
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