Actor Michael Jace allegedly shοοts wife in front his children

by / May 20, 2014 Black News 30 Comments

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Michael Jace, an actor on The Shield, has allegedly shot his wife, April.  The two had been married for ten years.  Police are reporting that the shooting occurred in Los Angeles at the couple’s home.  They are also reporting that the couple’s two children were present in the home at the time of the shooting.  Mrs. Jace had a child from a previous relationship, but it is unclear where this child was at the time of the shooting.  Both of the Jace’s children are under 10 and were distraught after witnessing their mother’s death.

Jace called 911 and reportedly confessed to the shooting around 8:30 pm Monday evening.  When authorities arrived, Jace was taken into custody, and the children were taken to the local police station.  Authorities were reportedly angered by the fact that it took Children’s Services four hours to pick the children up from the police station to take them to a family member.  The children are currently placed in protective custody.

Jace is being held in custody with his bail set at $1 million.  Prior to Jace’s call, authorities are reporting that there were multiple calls from neighbors in the Hyde Park neighborhood who reported hearing gunshots inside of the residence.  April Jace, age 40, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Although not much is known about what led up to the shooting, authorities believe domestic violence was involved.  Detectives are still determining if the shooting was an accident or a homicide.

Jace is known for his role as a police officer who is struggling to define his sexuality on the FOX drama The Shield.  Jace has been married once before, but divorced Jennifer Bitterman in 2002.


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  2. Prayers

  3. Demons of the worst kind. May the traumatized children be able to recover in some way, and may their mother rest in peace.

  4. How sad it is for the children who lost both parents. Our family prays for them, their loving family and caring community.

  5. Abbas Baker I thnk you might be on to something.

  6. How sad for those children to witness the death of their mother by their father.The Black community has been negligent in reporting these type of incidents.When shots are fired in any household near you,you must make a call to your local police.I understand your reluctance but something must be done about this type of violence against our sisters.Black men have to learn that when you engage in an argument,there is a potential aspect of violence.We must learn to walk out and cool off or call a friend to talk to.This violence must stop!!!

  7. Very tragic who is he take his wife's life? Very cowardly and selfish he should have sought help instead of taking it out on his wife – then you wonder why some women remain single not worth it get healthy before entering into a relationship.

  8. How very sick of him to do such a terrible thing to the mother of his children, in front of his children. I hope that these poor kids get the necessary counseling and support which they will certainly need. Although we don't know the reasons for the shooting, it's imperative that when there is anger, arguing, and animosity, one doesn't resort to grabbing guns. I am all for protecting one's self, but this is far too often the outcome: an innocent person's death.

  9. Are black actors cursed? Why does self-destruction always follow their success?

  10. Wow, this is disappointing, I liked him as an actor. Very sad story indeed. I pray for the kids and his wife's family. This should never happen to anyone.

  11. So sad

  12. Why should he get bail period? Just curious

  13. When people get angry and have access to a gun…..

  14. SO SAD…..This is just a TRAGIC DREADFUL out come of something that could have been worked out by just being loving toward oneself or each other…………..OMG the children……………….

  15. So sad. May she rest in peace. Poor children to have witness that.

  16. Similar to that of oscar pistirious why

  17. If he did this, he needs to be give life w/out parole. Stress n bills don't take u to do this. Really people need to back up look at their lives first before taken other just because. So very tragic and two kids were involved b this. Praying for the family n kids.

  18. Yep, this is why I am still single after my divorce, so many men are lying violent psychos. I've just recently started dating after about almost 3 years do to my fiancé dying 2 1/2 years ago. Don't know if I will continue.

  19. Michael Jace didn't JUST get to be a fool and kill his wife. He has been a fool for a LONG TIME!, maybe Hollywood went to his head! It's so sad that those children had to endure their mother being abused and killed. Rest in peace dear sister.

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