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.
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.
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.
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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