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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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31.

Officestew    

Black people don't usually do this. This is peculiar

66 days ago
32.

IEZ    

He should've started working at home with Google. Someone's coworkers sister's inlaws neighbor makes alot of money from home

66 days ago
33.

GetOverYourself    

He was arguing with her over oxygen. She lost.

66 days ago
34.

Joshua    

Not surprised, there was the guy that killed his whole family then himself because of money issues, then the most recent house explosion.

Those two are stories because of high profile people involved. The many people that blew their brains out after killing their families in my town after hospital lay offs aren't news because they aren't famous.

Much more of this to come.

66 days ago
35.

Lily Daisy    

His poor wife and children! Of course none of the details at all are being reported in mainstream media, only his resume and the quote from him that he "shot" hid wife, and that he called 911!! I suppose he thinks that his calling will somehow get him off of a lifetime in jail, or worse. That he shot her in the face in front of his children should earn him an extra time on top of his murder conviction, I hope.

66 days ago
36.

sueu    

Man and he had a beautiful wife so wrong the stress we are putting under for a stupid peace of paper. Sad life not more important than a freaking peace of paper that the government says u have to have to live a good life

66 days ago
37.

Grobzugig    

Good for him! I bet he is not worried about the bankruptcy any more.

66 days ago
38.

JM    

A man depressed over money that becomes violent does not usually just kill his wife. They kill themselves or the whole family. I don't believe that it was about money. He may have had an entire life she didn't know about. I will leave it at that for those of you that know exactly what I am talking about.

66 days ago
39.

Nick Papageorgio    

At least he didn't chop off his pee pee

66 days ago
40.

nana    

Money is the root of all evil!

66 days ago
41.

Rocking     

It's very easy see the conclution but probrably in the whole picture. Probrably the man trying to find a job working hard to provide to his family and the bytch planning leave him and take the kids away with another man. She been planning this since the moment that he's stop working and no money comming and looks what happened....The problems aren't men...are bytches alike you playing dirty !

66 days ago
42.

effthemedia    

Everyone knows money doesn't buy happiness...so why waste her life and your life by going to prison? Divorce is still legal and common....

66 days ago
43.

Miva    

What a tragedy,very sad to hear about what happened. I found more photos and info of Jace's wife April here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/tv/april-jace-shield-actor-michael-jaces-wife/, My condolences to her family, especially to those poor boys.

66 days ago
44.

Racismisdead    

She probably deserved it. Only thing is you can't kill people and not expect consequences. Oh well...good riddance to the both of them.

66 days ago
45.

Observer    

He owes $411,000 on THAT shack??

Wow... housing prices in L.A. are for Suckers. Again.

66 days ago
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