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January 22, 2009 4:10:40 PM PST
Authorities say a former William Paterson University student caught after allegedly breaking into a car was shot and seriously wounded by a campus police officer. The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office says 26-year-old Jack Sayegh of Franklin Lakes is in serious but stable condition at a Paterson hospital with a gunshot to the right shoulder.

University spokesman Stuart Goldstein tells The Record of Bergen County that university police Sgt. Pablo Vinas discharged his weapon during a struggle while trying to apprehend Sayegh.

Goldstein said officers spotted Sayegh breaking into a car on the North Haledon campus around 3:25 p.m. yesterday.

After a brief foot pursuit, Sayegh fled in a BMW, running at least five stop signs before being blocked by police cars.

Goldstein said Vinas approached Sayegh's car with his weapon drawn, and it went off as the two struggled.


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