Murder Suspect: “I Just Killed My Daddy”

A 50-year-old man identified as Eddie Hice shot and killed his 76-year-old father, identified as Herschel Hice, in Crawford County on Thursday afternoon, according to Sheriff Ron Brown of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting took place Thursday on the 700 block of Pleasant Valley Road between Van Buren and Alma, Brown said.

Brown said Eddie Hice called 911 at around 1:40 p.m. saying he shot his father.

“I just killed my daddy,” said Eddie Hice to a 911 dispatcher.

Brown said the shooting came after after an argument between the father and son.

As the 911 call continued Eddie Hice carried on a conversation with the dispatcher.

“I want to shoot myself,” said Eddie Hice.

“No let`s not do that, just stay outside and wait for my deputies OK,” said the dispatcher.

Alcohol is believed to have played some role in the situation on the son’s side. Brown said the family had a history of arguing, and the son has a criminal record of being publicly intoxicated.

“Eddie listen to to me,” said the dispatcher. “Go out the front door with your hands up. Are you going to the front door?”

“I`m going to the front door with my hands up,” said Eddie Hice.

Authorities believe Eddie Hice fired a shotgun once and hit his father in the upper torso, the sheriff said.

“It`s a shock, knowing it`s so close,” said neighbor Debra David.

Hice was booked into the Crawford County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder and possession of firearms by certain persons. He has a bond of $500,000.

Hice’s next court date is March 26.

13 comments

  • shawn

    What is wrong with people today? My dad passed away in the mid 80’s, I would love to be able to see him again. He was only 48 y.o. I’m now 55 and miss him very much………………..

    • Ft Smith

      Shawn it’s alcohol and drugs. People are not only ruining their life they ruin the lives of everyone around them also. I also lost my dad in the 80’s and would give anything to see him. These people think that it’s nobody’s business what they do but it is because it affects everyone.

      • RegulationNation

        There’s plenty of people who drink or smoke a little weed and the idea of killing their own mother/father/child or anyone else has never crossed their mind. In my younger days i did a little of both and never once did I think about doing that.

        The problem is mental issues.

  • atc8824

    Society has the impression and tries to convince non believers that alcohol doesn’t cause problem’s.Alcohol cause fights,murder.spousal and/or child abuse, suicide and various other problems.Shawn and FS I also lost my Dad but it was in 2000 he died of cancer and just to speak 5 minutes with him again.

    • Historian

      The problem is not what causes the problem. It is a deeper problem that is a spiritual problem that causes this stuff.

  • Concerned

    sometimes alcohol covers a bigger problem of mental instability. Alot of people with scitszoprenia (spelling??) and other mental issues drink to cover up their pain. My heart goes to the family and if this is truly an individual with mental issues – my heart goes to him because he will suffer greatly from killing his father.

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