“The Shield” actor Michael Jace has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his wife, April Jace, TMZ reports. According to investigators, the 51-year-old actor called 911 on Monday night around 8:30 pm to report that his wife had been shot and went on to confess that he’d pulled the trigger.
“I shot my wife,” he reportedly told the 911 dispatcher.
It is reported that Michael stayed on the phone with the dispatcher, as instructed, until the LAPD arrived on the scene at his Hyde Park home. Law enforcement sources say that just before the shooting, Michael was home alone when April arrived at the residence with their two children.
It’s unclear what led to the incident, but if reports are correct, the couple’s two sons, who are both under 10 years old, witnessed the shooting. Sources add that the boys were extremely upset when officers arrived on the scene and were transported to a police station. Child Services eventually arrived to the station and placed the children in the care of a family member where they could be comforted.
The actor was booked on a homicide charge early Tuesday morning, CNN reports.