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Sheriff: Foster child shoots foster dad 3 times

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Sheriff Mike Allen reports that a 17-year-old foster child shot his foster dad, Arthur Joyce, three times at a home in Earle, Arkansas, Wednesday morning around 8 a.m. Sheriff Mike Allen reports that a 17-year-old foster child shot his foster dad, Arthur Joyce, three times at a home in Earle, Arkansas, Wednesday morning around 8 a.m.
Investigators say the teen was angry when he did not get paid for the work he did for his foster dad. Investigators say the teen was angry when he did not get paid for the work he did for his foster dad.
Neighbors say they do not understand it because they think Joyce is a wonderful man. Neighbors say they do not understand it because they think Joyce is a wonderful man.
EARLE, AR -

(WMC-TV) - A man is being treated at The MED after being shot by a foster child in his care, according to the Crittenden County sheriff.

Sheriff Mike Allen reports that a 17-year-old foster child shot his foster dad, Arthur Joyce, three times at a home in Earle, Arkansas, Wednesday morning around 8 a.m.

The sheriff's office says the teen had only been living at the home for about two months. The teen reportedly ran off following the shooting. He turned himself into Forrest City police Wednesday afternoon. An active search was underway for three hours for the teen.

Investigators say the teen was angry when he did not get paid for the work he did for his foster dad.

Joyce reportedly drove himself to the police department after being shot. From there, he was taken by helicopter to The MED. His condition is not known.

Neighbors say he is a minister. He opened up his home to three other foster children. Most neighbors, like Arthur Brooke, did not think anything when hearing a gunshot.

"We was out there picking peas, and I heard a shot," said Brooke. "I came out here to see what was going on. They said they'd had a shooting down at the trailer."

Blood is still on the trailer on Shannonville Road.

"We found out he had been shot three times by one of his foster kids," said neighbor Sonya Lewis.

Neighbors say they do not understand it because they think Joyce is a wonderful man.

"You couldn't have asked for any better foster parent," said neighbor Mary Armstrong. "There's nothing that man wouldn't do for anybody. He takes care or those little kids and makes sure they have clothes food and everything you need."

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