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‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife during an argument Monday night and detectives are looking into whether the couple’s financial or other marital difficulties played a role in the killing.

Jace, who played a police officer in the hit FX television series “The Shield,” was being held on $1 million bail and is suspected of shooting his wife multiple times in the couple’s home in the quiet, modest Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The couple’s two sons, who are the under the age of 10, were at home at the time of shooting, although police are unsure of whether they witnessed their parents fighting or the gunfire.

The body of April Jace, 40, was found in a hallway of the home and a handgun believed to have belonged to her husband was recovered, said Los Angeles Police Detective Dean Vinluan.

“She came home with the kids and then the dispute happened and the shooting happened,” Vinluan said.

Jace spoke to a 911 operator after the shooting, but it was unclear whether he called for help or the operator called the home. The actor was seen walking out of the home when officers arrived around 8:30 p.m. and he was detained and later arrested.

“We don’t know if he came out of fear or was trying to get out of there,” Vinluan said. Detectives will review multiple 911 calls that were placed after the shooting to try to confirm what happened before Jace is formally charged.

Police had not responded to the couple’s home on reports of domestic violence, Vinluan said, but the actor had been under financial pressure in recent years. He declared for bankruptcy in 2011 and had been delinquent on payments as recently as December.

Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned.

Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”

Vinluan said the couple’s sons are now with family.

His wife had worked as a financial aid counselor at Biola University, a private Christian school, since March 2013.

“April’s radiant personality brought great energy to the Financial Aid Office,” Geoff Marsh, senior director of financial aid wrote in a statement. “Her love for helping students and families and her great work ethic earned the respect and love of her co-workers. Her smiling face and helpful spirit will be missed by all.”

Bankruptcy filings in 2011 stated that she had worked as a school teacher for the previous 10 years.

Michael Jace’s bankruptcy filing listed debts between $500,000 and $1 million. Much of the debt appeared to be related to his home, with an additional $22,000 owed in state and federal income taxes. More than $20,000 of his tax delinquency was owed to the state of California for the year 2008.

In a statement of his assets, Michael Jace checked off a box indicating he didn’t own any firearms. There are no records of any criminal cases involving Michael Jace in Los Angeles.

Jace had agreed to a payment plan in the bankruptcy filing but by November 2013 had fallen behind by nearly $2,000. A trustee sought to dismiss the case over the late payments, but that petition was withdrawn on Dec. 24, 2013, records show.

“The Shield” ended its seven-season run in 2008. Jace appeared in all but one episode, according to the Internet Movie Database site, IMDB.com.

Jace consistently found work, but remained mostly a bit player.

“He’s one of those people whose faces you’d recognize but you don’t know their names,” said veteran casting director Sheila Manning. “He’s a solid actor. Nothing big, but he’s a working actor.”

“He’s a person that makes a living as an actor, not an easy thing to do and actually very impressive,” she said, adding, “but he’s not a star.”

Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said April Jace’s body had been removed from the home and an autopsy would not be performed until Wednesday at the earliest.

Associated Press Writers Christopher Weber and Lynn Elber contributed to this report.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at -http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP . Follow Tami Abdollah at http://www.twitter.com/latams

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace was arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting his wife during an argument Monday night and detectives are looking into whether the couple’s financial or other marital difficulties played a role in the killing.

Jace, who played a police officer in the hit FX television series “The Shield,” was being held on $1 million bail and is suspected of shooting his wife multiple times in the couple’s home in the quiet, modest Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The couple’s two sons, who are the under the age of 10, were at home at the time of shooting, although police are unsure of whether they witnessed their parents fighting or the gunfire.

The body of April Jace, 40, was found in a hallway of the home and a handgun believed to have belonged to her husband was recovered, said Los Angeles Police Detective Dean Vinluan.

“She came home with the kids and then the dispute happened and the shooting happened,” Vinluan said.

Jace spoke to a 911 operator after the shooting, but it was unclear whether he called for help or the operator called the home. The actor was seen walking out of the home when officers arrived around 8:30 p.m. and he was detained and later arrested.

“We don’t know if he came out of fear or was trying to get out of there,” Vinluan said. Detectives will review multiple 911 calls that were placed after the shooting to try to confirm what happened before Jace is formally charged.

Police had not responded to the couple’s home on reports of domestic violence, Vinluan said, but the actor had been under financial pressure in recent years. He declared for bankruptcy in 2011 and had been delinquent on payments as recently as December.

Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned.

Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”

Vinluan said the couple’s sons are now with family.

His wife had worked as a financial aid counselor at Biola University, a private Christian school, since March 2013.

“April’s radiant personality brought great energy to the Financial Aid Office,” Geoff Marsh, senior director of financial aid wrote in a statement. “Her love for helping students and families and her great work ethic earned the respect and love of her co-workers. Her smiling face and helpful spirit will be missed by all.”

Bankruptcy filings in 2011 stated that she had worked as a school teacher for the previous 10 years.

Michael Jace’s bankruptcy filing listed debts between $500,000 and $1 million. Much of the debt appeared to be related to his home, with an additional $22,000 owed in state and federal income taxes. More than $20,000 of his tax delinquency was owed to the state of California for the year 2008.

In a statement of his assets, Michael Jace checked off a box indicating he didn’t own any firearms. There are no records of any criminal cases involving Michael Jace in Los Angeles.

Jace had agreed to a payment plan in the bankruptcy filing but by November 2013 had fallen behind by nearly $2,000. A trustee sought to dismiss the case over the late payments, but that petition was withdrawn on Dec. 24, 2013, records show.

“The Shield” ended its seven-season run in 2008. Jace appeared in all but one episode, according to the Internet Movie Database site, IMDB.com.

Jace consistently found work, but remained mostly a bit player.

“He’s one of those people whose faces you’d recognize but you don’t know their names,” said veteran casting director Sheila Manning. “He’s a solid actor. Nothing big, but he’s a working actor.”

“He’s a person that makes a living as an actor, not an easy thing to do and actually very impressive,” she said, adding, “but he’s not a star.”

Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said April Jace’s body had been removed from the home and an autopsy would not be performed until Wednesday at the earliest.

Associated Press Writers Christopher Weber and Lynn Elber contributed to this report.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at -http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP . Follow Tami Abdollah at http://www.twitter.com/latams

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting his wife to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.

April Jace, 40, was dead by the time authorities arrived at the couple’s home in the quiet, modest neighborhood of Hyde Park on Monday night. Officers responded to the house after receiving a report that shots had been fired, Officer Chris No said.

Michael Jace was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of homicide, No said. He was being held in a Los Angeles jail in lieu of $1 million bail.

Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned.

Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”

Jace and his wife were married for nine years and have two young sons. Lt. John Jenal told City News Service that two children under 10 were at the single-family home at the time of the shooting. They were in protective custody, he said. It could not be immediately confirmed if the children were those of the couple.

Records show Michael Jace filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2011, listing debts between $500,000 and $1 million. Much of the debt appeared to be related to his home, with an additional $22,000 owed in state and federal income taxes. More than $20,000 of his tax delinquency was owed to the state of California for the year 2008.

His wife was a public school teacher for the past 10 years, according to the filings.

In a statement of his assets, Michael Jace checked off a box indicating he didn’t own any firearms. There are no records of any criminal cases involving Michael Jace in Los Angeles.

Jace had agreed to a payment plan in the bankruptcy filing but by November 2013 had fallen behind by nearly $2,000. A trustee sought to dismiss the case over the late payments, but that petition was withdrawn on Dec. 24, 2013, records show.

Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said April Jace’s body had been removed from the home and an autopsy would not be performed until Wednesday at the earliest.

Associated Press Writer Christopher Weber contributed to this report.

Anthony McCartney can be reached at -http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.

Police arrived at the couple’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday after a report of shots fired, Officer Chris No said.

April Jace, 40, was found dead inside, officials said.

Michael Jace was taken into custody and booked early Tuesday on suspicion of homicide, No said. He was being held in a Los Angeles jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned Tuesday.

Coroner’s officials were on the scene Tuesday morning in the quiet residential neighborhood.

Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”

Jace and his wife were married for nine years and have two young sons. Lt. John Jenal said two children were at the single-family home at the time of the shooting. They were in protective custody this morning, he told City News Service.

Michael Jace was previously married to Jennifer Bitterman, but they divorced in 2002.

Records show Jace filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2011, listing debts between $500,000 and $1 million. Much of the debt appeared to be related to his home, which he owed more on than it was worth, and more than $22,000 he owed in state and federal income taxes. More than $20,000 of his tax delinquency was owed to the state of California for the year 2008.

His wife was identified as a public school teacher for the past 10 years, according to the filings.

In a statement of his assets, Jace checked off a box indicating he didn’t own any firearms.

Jace had agreed to a payment plan in the bankruptcy, but by November 2013 had fallen behind by nearly $2,000. A trustee sought to dismiss the case over the late payments, but that petition was withdrawn on Dec. 24, 2013, records show.

There are no records of any criminal cases involving Jace in Los Angeles.

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.

Police arrived at the couple’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday after a report of shots fired, Officer Chris No said.

April Jace, 40, was found dead inside, officials said.

Michael Jace was taken into custody and booked early Tuesday on suspicion of homicide, No said. He was being held in a Los Angeles jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned Tuesday.

Coroner’s officials were on the scene Tuesday morning in the quiet residential neighborhood.

Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”

Jace and his wife were married for nine years and have two young sons. Lt. John Jenal said two children were at the single-family home at the time of the shooting. They were in protective custody this morning, he told City News Service.

Michael Jace was previously married to Jennifer Bitterman, but they divorced in 2002.

Records show Jace filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2011, listing debts between $500,000 and $1 million. Much of the debt appeared to be related to his home, which he owed more on than it was worth, and more than $22,000 he owed in state and federal income taxes. More than $20,000 of his tax delinquency was owed to the state of California for the year 2008.

His wife was identified as a public school teacher for the past 10 years, according to the filings.

In a statement of his assets, Jace checked off a box indicating he didn’t own any firearms.

Jace had agreed to a payment plan in the bankruptcy, but by November 2013 had fallen behind by nearly $2,000. A trustee sought to dismiss the case over the late payments, but that petition was withdrawn on Dec. 24, 2013, records show.

There are no records of any criminal cases involving Jace in Los Angeles.

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.

Police arrived at the couple’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday after a report of shots fired, Officer Chris No said.

April Jace, 40, was found dead inside, officials said.

Michael Jace was taken into custody and booked early Tuesday on suspicion of homicide, No said. He was being held in a Los Angeles jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned Tuesday.

Coroner’s officials were on the scene Tuesday morning in the quiet residential neighborhood.

Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”

Jace and his wife were married nine years and have two young sons. Lt. John Jenal said two children were at the single-family home at the time of the shooting. They were in protective custody this morning, he told City News Service.

Michael Jace was previously married to Jennifer Bitterman, but they divorced in 2002.

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said.

Police arrived at the couple’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday after a report of shots fired, Officer Chris No said.

April Jace, 40, was found dead inside, officials said.

Michael Jace was taken into custody and booked early Tuesday on suspicion of homicide, No said. He was being held in a Los Angeles jail in lieu of $1 million bail. Calls from The Associated Press seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned Tuesday.

Coroner’s officials were on the scene Tuesday morning in the quiet residential neighborhood.

Jace, 51, is best known for his role as LAPD Officer Julien Lowe in the TV series “The Shield.” He also appeared on the show “Southland” and had small roles in the movies “Planet of the Apes,” “Boogie Nights” and “Forrest Gump.”

Jace and his wife were married nine years and have two young sons. Lt. John Jenal said two children were at the single-family home at the time of the shooting. They were in protective custody this morning, he told City News Service.

Michael Jace was previously married to Jennifer Bitterman, but they divorced in 2002.

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say “The Shield” actor Michael Jace has been arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home.

Officer Chris No says police arrived at the couple’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday after a report of shots fired.

Officials say 40-year-old April Jace was found dead inside.

No says that 51-year-old Michael Jace was taken into custody and booked early Tuesday on suspicion of homicide. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Jace played police officers in the TV series “The Shield” and “Southland” and had roles in “Forrest Gump” and “Planet of the Apes.”

Jace and his wife were married nine years and have children.

Calls seeking comment from Jace’s agent and manager were not immediately returned.