Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Badge


News Release

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Media Relations

Actor Arrested and Booked for Murder NR14192sm

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang and Homicide Division Detectives are investigating the murder of 40-year-old April Jace.

On Monday May 19, 2014, around 8:30 p.m., officers from 77th Area Police Station responded to a shots fired call in the 5400 block of Brynhurst Avenue in the city of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Mrs. Jace deceased at the scene.

During the investigation, officers detained 51-year-old Michael Jace and transported him to 77th Area Station for questioning. Mr. Jace was later booked for 187 (a) PC-Murder at 77th Area Jail with booking number 3976238.  His Bail amount is set at $1,000,000.00.

At this moment the motive of the murder is believed to be Domestic Violence.   

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call Criminal Gang and Homicide Division Detectives Connie Zych or Lyman Doster at 213-485-1383.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”