‘Shield’ actor Michael Jace’s kids were home during wife’s shooting

“The Shield” actor Michael Jace remains in custody after the fatal shooting of his wife.


The two young children of actor Michael Jace were home when their mother was shot and killed and “The Shield” star was arrested in the case, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.

“They were not physically hurt, but obviously their emotions are running high,” homicide Det. Sal LaBarbera told KTLA. “Two young children that lost their mom and their dad is in jail, most likely will be in prison for this.”

Jace, who played an LAPD officer on the FX drama, was arrested on suspicion of homicide outside the home he and his wife shared in the 5400 block of Brynhurst Avenue in Hyde Park. He was listed as being 51 years old, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate booking records.


April Jace, 40, was found shot to death around 8:30 p.m. Monday, police said. She and the couple’s two sons -- both under 10 years old -- had arrived home shortly before the shooting, LaBarbera said.

There was no history of police calls to the home and neighbors said they weren’t aware of any domestic issues, LaBarbera said. The children are staying with other family members, he said.

From 2002 to 2008, Michael Jace played Los Angeles Police Officer Julien Lowe, who rose in the ranks to become a detective on the crime drama “The Shield.” He has also had roles in “Planet of the Apes,” “Forrest Gump” and “Boogie Nights,” according to the website IMDb.

He was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1-million bail, according to the Sheriff’s Department.