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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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Seldombinlaid    

Goodness. This isn't good news. My wife was messing up our finances about 25 years ago, so I handed her the check book. Ever sinse then we've been doing fine. I'd look in the checkbook, and asked where our money went, and she said she needed shoes, or whatever.

153 days ago
17.

elfreddy    

I prefer my version. She found out the gay therapy did not work

153 days ago
18.

redneck-girl    

Ive got one of the best gun collections in the country and not once have i thought of grabbing one when im pissed off, there s more to this story. So dont even start on guns if april had of had one this would have a different ending. I think every woman in america needs one, hell just watching nancy grace the gov should issue each of us one.

153 days ago
19.

nipples mugee    

I guess we know who won that argument.

153 days ago
20.

Slash    

Yep, shooting your wife in the face in front of 2 kids is certainly a logical option to help resolve financial difficulties.

153 days ago
21.

Chris    

Most of us 99% people who aren't rich have money problems, which is life. Shooting people in the head is a way to get free room and board for 25 to life.

153 days ago
22.

Texas45     

"For the love of money is the root of all evil." Satan got him...praying for the kids!

153 days ago
23.

Rocking     

One gold digger less...who's next !?

153 days ago
24.

mdell27    

No guns = no shooting deaths

153 days ago
25.

olu32    

What a coward & despicable human being he is.

153 days ago
26.

Lionnnnnesssss    

He played a gay cop now he can be the gay inmate! So sorry for those poor angel eyes that had to witness this inhuman stupidity!

153 days ago
27.

Methatswho718    

Everybody in Hollywood isn't rich! They be fronting!

153 days ago
28.

rere31    

People do crazy things being afraid to go broke

153 days ago
29.

HRH Prince Michael    

The Days of The Wicked - are numbered.
May God bless, their many victims.

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153 days ago
30.

Truth    

TOLD YALL... IT WAS ABOUT MONEY ISSUES. THE SHIELD ENDED IN 2008. DUDE ONLY HAD BIT PARTS ON SOUTHLAND ON TNT SINCE. BIT PARTS PAY SQUAT. TMZ AND RESEARCH EQUALS DIAMETRIC OPPOSITES. #TRUTH!!

153 days ago
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