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"Shield" Actor Michael Jace Charged With Murder Of His Wife

The 51-year-old actor could face 50 years to life in prison if convicted for the murder of his wife.

Posted on May 22, 2014, at 2:25 p.m. ET

Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit show The Shield, was charged with murder by L.A. prosecutors after police said he fatally shot his wife on Monday night.

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In this image taken from video from, Michael Jace (right) is detained by police outside his home in Los Angeles on the night of Monday, May 19.

Jace was arrested early Tuesday morning after his wife, April Jace, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in their Los Angeles home, police said.

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Los Angeles County coroner's officials remove the body of April Jace from the couple's home in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles Tuesday morning, May 20.

Investigators noted that Jace called 911 and said he shot his wife. April Jace was dead by the time police arrived at the couple's home.

Jace's two young sons were at home at the time of the alleged murder and are now living with relatives, according to police.

If convicted, the 51-year-old actor could face 50 years to life in prison, TMZ reported. Jace is currently being held on $2 million bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

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