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UPDATE: Arkansas officer expected to fully recover after Saturday shooting

LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas police officer who was shot multiple times during a confrontation at a fast-food restaurant with a man suspected of kidnapping a 14-year-old North Carolina girl is expected to make a full recovery.

Officials in Lonoke, Ark., say Officer Cody Carpenter “is in good spirits given the circumstances” after the Saturday night shooting.

Police say Carpenter and another officer confronted William Robert Ice (pictured above in a file photo), 38, of Jackson Center, Penn., on Saturday night outside of a fast-food restaurant.

Ice was accused of kidnapping the girl from her North Carolina home.

Ice was later found dead of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say the girl was inside the vehicle at the time of the shootout but was not injured.

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