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'The Shield' actor Michael Jace charged in wife's shooting death

'The Shield' actor Michael Jace charged in wife's shooting death
Posted Tuesday, May 20th 2014 @ 9am  by Suzy Byrne | Yahoo! Celebrity

(Yahoo!) - Michael Jace, who's best known for playing Los Angeles Detective Julien Lowe on "The Shield," has been charged with homicide in the fatal shooting of his wife.

According to his booking sheet obtained by The Insider With Yahoo, the 51-year-old was arrested Tuesday morning at 2:15 a.m. P.T. by L.A.P.D.'s South Bureau Homicide division and bail has been set at $1 million.

Responding to a call that there had been gunshots, police arrived at the Hyde Park area home the actor shared with his wife of 10 years, April, and their two sons on Monday at 8:30 p.m., according to NBC's Los Angeles affiliate. April, 40, was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene. Michael was taken into custody and charges were filed later. Their sons, who are both under 10, were home at the time of the shooting, but it's unclear whether they witnessed it.

Investigators said they're not looking for any additional suspects. Additionally, there was no history of police responding to domestic violence incidents at the home. It was their first time there.

An actor for 22 years, Michael's biggest role was on "The Shield." He appeared in 89 episodes of the Michael Chiklis series, which went off the air in 2008. He also appeared on multiple episodes ofSouthland, which is also a TV crime drama about the Los Angeles police department, and other crime investigation dramas including CSI and NYPD Blue.

Two of his other notable roles included playing Michael Jordan in the 1999 TV movie about the basketball star, Michael Jordan: An American Hero, and portraying a Black Panther member in 1994's Forrest Gump.

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