'Shield' actor charged with murdering wife

The American actor Michael Jace has been charged with murdering his wife.

The 51-year-old, best known for a playing a police officer in the television drama 'The Shield', was arrested yesterday on suspicion of shooting and killing his wife at their home in Los Angeles.

Michael Jace - pictured at the premiere of season 5 of The Shield in 2006 Credit: Tammie Arroyo/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

Police were called to the house on Monday night where they found the body of April Jace.

She had been shot multiple times.