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Police: W.Va. City Councilman wounded in apparent carjacking

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia city councilman was shot and his wife and mother-in-law were briefly taken hostage in an apparent carjacking.

Clarksburg Police Chief Mark Kiddy told The Exponent Telegram that City Councilman Jim Malfregeot was on his porch and the women were in a car Sunday night when the suspect appeared.

He said Malfregeot was hospitalized and the women were released a short time later on U.S. 19 North between Clarksburg and Shinnston.

Kiddy identified the suspect as 32-year-old Antonio DeJesus, who was arrested without incident at a gas station.

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