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Michael Jace, the actor known for playing Officer Julien Lowe on FX's The Shield, has been formally charged with the murder of his wife, CNN reports.

Police responded to a 911 call from Jace, 51, on Monday night at April Jace's Los Angeles home where they found the 40-year-old dead. She died from "multiple gunshot wounds," according to preliminary autopsy reports. The death was ruled a homicide by the Los Angeles County coroner.

The Shield actor Michael Jace Charged with Fatally Shooting Wife

Police believe the murder was a result of domestic violence. Two children were in the home when the shooting took place.

Jace was charged with domestic abuse in his previous marriage. In recent years, Jace apparently suffered from financial problems and filed for bankruptcy in 2011.

Jace is scheduled to make his first appearance in a courtroom regarding the charge on Thursday afternoon. His bail is set at 1 million dollars.