‘The Shield’ Actor Michael Jace to Make First Court Appearance in Wife’s Shooting Death

‘The Shield’ Actor Michael Jace to Make First Court Appearance in Wife’s Shooting Death

Michael Jace attends WordTheatre presents Storytales at Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, Oct, 6, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. Jace was arrested Tuesday after his wife was found shot dead in their home. (AP Photo)
Michael Jace attends WordTheatre presents Storytales at Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, Oct, 6, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. Jace was arrested Tuesday after his wife was found shot dead in their home. (AP Photo)

 

Los Angeles (CNN) — Actor Michael Jace is expected to make his first appearance in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday to face a homicide charge in the shooting death of his wife, the district attorney’s office said.

Los Angeles police detectives will present their evidence against Jace, who played a Los Angeles cop in TV’s “The Shield.” He is expected to be formally charged during the hearing, according to Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the district attorney.

Police found April Jace, 40, shot to death in her south Los Angeles home Monday night, Det. Lyman Doster said.

Michael Jace, 51, called 911 to report that his wife had been shot, Det. Dean Vinluan said, adding that he “was on the phone with the operator.” Neighbors who heard gunshots also called 911, he said.

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