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‘Shield’ actor Michael Jace charged in wife’s death

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say actor Michael Jace is charged with homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their home.

The Los Angeles Times reports that city police arrived at the couple’s home in the Hyde Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday and that 40-year-old April Jace was found dead inside.

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Detective Eric Crosson tells the newspaper that Michael Jace was taken into custody Monday night and arrested on a homicide charge later. Jace was in custody and unavailable for comment.

The 50-year-old Jace plays a police officer in the TV series ‘‘The Shield’’ and had roles in ‘‘Forrest Gump’’ and ‘‘Planet of the Apes.’’ The couple were married nine years and have children.

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