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Michael Jace of TV show 'The Shield' arrested for murder

Michael Jace, TV and movie actor, was arrested Monday and charged with the murder of his wife. Michael Jace appeared in 'The Shield.' and 'Southland.'

Authorities say actor Michael Jace is charged with homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their home.

The Los Angeles Times reports that city police arrived at the couple's home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday and that 40-year-old April Jace was found dead inside.

Detective Eric Crosson tells the newspaper that Michael Jace was taken into custody Monday night and arrested on a homicide charge later. Jace was in custody and unavailable for comment.

The 50-year-old Jace played a police officer in the TV series "The Shield" from 2002 to 2008. More recently, he played the character of Terrell in "Southland," another TV crime drama. He has also had roles in "Forrest Gump" and "Planet of the Apes." The couple were married nine years and have two boys, under the age of 10.

The children were not injured in the shooting.

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