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UPDATE: Knox murder suspect and victim identified

KNOX, Ind.-- The man who allegedly carjacked 3 people and led police on a multi-county chase has been identified as 57-year-old Gary Chavez of Knox.


Police say the pursuit ended on Interstate 65 in Lake County on Friday when Chavez attempted to shoot himself in the head after allegedly running a stolen truck through stop-sticks.


Chavez is listed in critical condition at an Illinois hospital.


When police went to search his home they found the body of a woman.


The Starke County Coroner confirmed that the body found in the rural Knox home is 50-year-old Kimberly Chavez of Portage.


According to officials, Gary was still legally married to Kimberly but they were separated.


The Knox community is shocked that a homicide investigation is going on in their small town.


Charity Becker said, “It was just a total shock. Not here. This isn’t something that happens here.”


On Friday Becker was shopping across the street from Bailey's Discount Center when the first carjacking took place.


“It’s a quiet town, everybody knows each other, and I’ve never heard of that guy.”


Kimberly's autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.

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