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Police: Man kills ex-wife’s new husband before police chase, suicide

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A man killed his ex-wife’s new husband in southwest suburban Bridgeview on Thursday afternoon before leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when he committed suicide on I-57 near Peotone, police said.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired at 1:54 p.m. in the 7400 block of Beloit Avenue found 39-year-old Jorge Luis Villasenore lying unresponsive in the driveway of his home with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Bridgeview Police Chief Walter Klimek and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Authorities had initially identified him as Sergio Garcia-Mendoza, the name on his Mexican consulate ID, but he was born as Villasenore in Mexico, Klimek said.

Witnesses told investigators they saw two men arguing in the driveway, then one man shot the other several times before speeding away in a dark-colored SUV, Klimek said.

Officers spotted the SUV near 77th Street and Harlem, and gave chase, first to I-294 and finally to I-57 in Peotone, where the driver, 43-year-old Summit resident Sergio Ramirez-Abeja, shot himself in the head after being forced off the road, according to police and the Will County coroner’s office.

Klimek said Ramirez-Abeja was the biological father of a woman who was in the house at the time of the shooting and heard the shots, but did not see the incident. Villasenore was that woman’s stepfather.