Charged With Homicide: Actor Michael Jace Calls Police, ‘I Shot My Wife’

Screenshot 2014-05-20 at 9.05.24 AMActor Michael Jace, best known for playing a gay cop on the FX series “The Shield,” has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his wife in their Los Angeles home, police said Tuesday.

Jace, 48, who had small roles in “Forrest Gump” and the 2009 film “State of Play,” starring Russell Crowe, reportedly called police Monday night to say he’d shot April Jace, 40. She was found dead in their south Los Angeles home by police who responded, Los Angeles Police Detective Lyman Doster said.

“I shot my wife,”, Jace told police when he called 911, TMZ reported. He stayed on the line until police arrived, according to reports.

The Los Angeles Times reports that city police arrived at the couple’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. to find Jace dead inside.

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