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Suspect in fatal Antelope shooting found dead

Gildardo Llamas Ramos, 37, of Sacramento, was being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend in Antelope when he was found dead.
Gildardo Llamas Ramos, 37, of Sacramento, was being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend in Antelope when he was found dead. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

An ex-boyfriend named as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old woman outside her Antelope home the night before Thanksgiving has been found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Friday, sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant in the 3600 block of 43rd Street in Sacramento, where they found a man, tentatively identified as 37-year-old Gildardo Llamas Ramos, dead from a gunshot wound to the head, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. The Sacramento County Coroner’s office will make a final confirmation of the man’s identity through fingerprints, sheriff’s official said.

The Sheriff’s Department had announced Ramos was wanted in connection with the shooting of his former girlfriend, Jessica Chavez and warned that he was considered armed and dangerous. Chavez was found in the street outside her home on the 4200 block of Hartlepool Way in Antelope shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials said she had a gunshot wound to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene despite life-saving efforts by sheriff’s deputies and Sacramento Metro Fire. She had just arrived at her home and had gotten out of her car when the shooting took place, officials said.

Witnesses said a dark-colored SUV fled the scene.

Dale Kasler: 916-321-1066, @dakasler

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