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Actor accused of shooting in 911 call


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor Michael Jace, who is charged with killing his wife, called and told his father-in-law about the shooting and asked him to come for the couple's two young children soon after it happened, a 911 call released Thursday indicates.

In the three-minute call, the father of April Jace told a dispatcher that his son-in-law had called and texted him about the shooting.

"My son-in-law called me, and (texted) me, and said come get the kids because he shot April, our daughter," the caller, whose name was redacted from the audio, told a fire department dispatcher.

Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the TV series "The Shield," was arrested on May 19, and police have said he also called 911 directly to report that he had shot his wife. That 911 call was not released.

Jace has been charged with murder but has not yet entered a plea.

His father-in-law called 911 while driving to the Los Angeles home of the couple. By then, police had already been notified of the shooting, according to the audio.

Michael Jace's attorneys Jason Sias and Jamon Hicks did not comment on the content of the audio but noted that the case is relatively new and they were still investigating.

"We have the utmost concern for the Jace children," Sias and Hicks wrote. "Mr. Jace has a constitutional right to a defense. It remains extremely early and we are still in the fact-finding process."

Police have not disclosed a possible motive for the shooting but previously said they were investigating whether it was prompted by financial difficulties or other marital problems. Michael Jace had filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and had fallen behind on payments to creditors as recently as December.

The family of April Jace released a statement last week calling her death "a senseless act of domestic violence." The family said it was rallying around April Jace's three sons, who range in ages from 5 to 18.

April Jace, 40, a financial aid counselor at Biola University, had two sons with her husband, both of whom were at home at the time of her killing. They were uninjured. Her oldest son was from a previous marriage.

Michael Jace also appeared on the show "Southland" and had small roles in the movies "Planet of the Apes," `'Boogie Nights" and "Forrest Gump."

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Apple June 05 2014 at 3:35 PM

Depraved idiot he needs to go to jail forever just terrible! Why do people kill their families, if it's that bad just leave already walk away, shoot yourself by yourself, jump off the roof but by yourself....Ugggh

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ibdoowop June 05 2014 at 4:12 PM

It's hard to believe that these people who have children, don't stop for one minute, to think that if they go ahead and kill their spouse, for the rest of their children's lives, they will know that daddy killed mommy....or that mommy killed daddy.

That is a heavy load to hang on one's children.

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bbowens8 June 05 2014 at 8:07 PM

What that man did was not right, but you don't have a right to call him all those names, no-one knows why anyone decides to take someone's life, and please all you dopes with the black on black crime there was a young man in Santa Barbara calif last week that killed a group of people and wounded many more he wasn't black, how about the kid who stabbed the kids at school, how about the kids that were 12 years old stabbing a friend and almost killing her, stop bringing up this black on black crap it happens in all segments of this country and no-one is really safe.

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prnyl June 05 2014 at 4:53 PM

More black on black crime- blacks and hisopanics commit 92% of the violent crime in America

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carolyn June 05 2014 at 4:11 PM

wow just sad. these people i don't understand why they just take their own life instead of an Innocent person just truly sad now the kids will not have either parent.

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dan_crabtree June 05 2014 at 3:38 PM

Los Angelas assures you he will walk simply because he is the right color....but hey lets all jusr set back and watch.this farce unfold...

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carolyn June 05 2014 at 4:14 PM

Truly a case of if i can't have you no one can. she was a very pretty woman he could not handle the thought of some man of status taking her away. Well too bad he should have fixed whatever his financial problems are and be the man he should have been. sad.

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jcs9 June 05 2014 at 3:49 PM

such a beautiful lady...what a waste!

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Sonja jcs9 June 05 2014 at 4:35 PM

yes she was and without her paycheck the be sleeping under the Bridges.
more likely the fighting about the bread winner and he lost it, because he is a Looser.
sonja wolff

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victoriacoventry Sonja June 06 2014 at 12:28 AM

Please consult a dictionary and learn how to spell. Better still, take your meds and go to bed.

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abcstarfox June 05 2014 at 9:09 PM

Way to much of this is happening today.

I am convinced it is the follow up of the newest perscription drugs.
Every day you hear an ad for a perscription....followed by a ten
minute list of POSSIBLR side effects.

So many of them say that depression, violence and thoughts of
suicide is possible.

Was this guy on a new script? Was he just comming off of one?
Was this a suicide gone haywire?

I would love to know how many of todays kids that have killed someone
are on NEW meds?


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teeveequeen abcstarfox June 05 2014 at 9:45 PM

Yeah, BLAME it on something else ...

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Sonja June 05 2014 at 4:29 PM

hang this Piece of ****.
Eye for an Eye, Toots for an Toots.
Ps. If Gulty, hang this worstless Human Beeing.
No Tax Payers Money Wasted , olus you keep the Jail House Empty and no need for building more.
ps. Just like a Mouse Trap.
Enter Front,Doomed.
Solang Charly.
Sincerly Sonja Wolff.
God be with him.

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