Actor Michael Jace, best known for playing police officer Julien Lowe on the 2002 drama The Shield, has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife, April Jace.

Police arrived at the couple's south Los Angeles home Monday night around 8:30 p.m. to find April dead from a gunshot wound. Her husband was immediately taken into custody where he was charged with homicide early Tuesday.

According to TMZ, not only were the couple's two children home during the shooting, but they apparently witnessed their mother's death. Both are reported to be under the age of 10.

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Via the Los Angeles Times

The entertainment site also reports it was Michael who called the police, admitting, "I shot my wife." He is said to have filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in March of last year.

The actor appeared in a total of 89 episodes of The Shield between 2002 and 2008. He also had roles in a number of other dramas, including Southland, The Mentalist and NYPD Blue.

His biggest film credits include a part in 1994's Oscar-winning film, Forrest Gump, and the 2009 Russell Crowe-helmed State of Play.

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