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Michael Jace Charged In Wife's Shooting Death: Neighbors Reveal 'The Shield' Star Was ‘In A Daze’ — See The Crime Scene Photos

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May 20 2014, Published 4:48 p.m. ET

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Neighbors were terrified when they heard three shots fired inside Michael Jace's home on Monday night and The Shield actor looked like he “was in a daze,” immediately after the incident has exclusively learned.

The 48-year-old actor has been charged with the murder of his wife after he admitted to police that he shot 40-year-old April Jace in their home in front of their young children and has exclusive crime scene photos from the murder house.

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"I heard a bang and I said, that sounds like a gunshot not knowing really because I don't hear gunshots," frightened neighbor Shirley Harding told in an exclusive video interview.


"I heard one shot like ‘pow’ and then after that ‘pow pow’ behind it like three shots," Harding recalled to

Fearing for her life, Harding described the frantic situation.

"So I said ‘it sounded like a gunshot’ then I heard two more times, I heard three shots I said 'I think that's gun fire' and I just took off and got in my house."

Jace and his wife had been married since 2003 and have two young children.

Los Angeles Police Department officers on the scene confirmed to that the children are in the custody of April's parents.  Their dog, a friendly German Shepherd, remained in the back yard but authorities told the family was coming to take care of the pet.

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Joan Lewis, the neighbor on the other side of his Hyde Park, Los Angeles home, told exclusively that she saw Michael in handcuffs outside the home next to a police car on Monday night.

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Without any blood visible on his person, Lewis told Jace looked "Like he was in a daze, like he wasn't really there."

Harding also told that she had never seen any discord in the family.

"I ain't never heard and argument over there in the 12 or 13 years they've been over there.

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"All I've seen is them holding hands with their kids. It's a happy couple and loving their kids, a happy family

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