It’s another sad and confusing morning in Hollywood as everyone is waking up to the news that Michael Jace, best known for his role on The Shield, has been charged with the murder of his wife April. Apparently police were dispatched to the actor’s home in LA at about 8:30pm on Monday night after he called and said that he had shot his wife. Jace stayed on the phone with dispatchers until the police arrived and declared that April had died of her injuries.
According to TMZ the story gets even worse because the couple’s two young children saw their father shoot their mother. They were taken to police headquarters and had to wait for 4 hours before someone from children’s services actually arrived to try and help the kids! That’s just unreal to me that these kids were already traumatized and there was no one there that could provide the skilled help that they needed for hours.
Obviously this story is still developing and we have no idea what set Jace off. His wife returned home with the children last night and a little while later neighbors heard gun shots. Do you think that this couple has a bit of a violent history that we have yet to hear about of is this incident going to be a complete shock to even those closest to the couple? What do you think happened to cause Jace to snap and choose such violent actions? And why did he have a gun? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
Update: Jace has been booked for murder. No surprise here.