BELMONT GARDENS — Chicago Police released photos of the car they believe was used in a recent Northwest Side shooting that left suburban chef Peter Rim dead.

The shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. Oct. 25.

Rim was the passenger in a car driving west in the 4100 block of West Diversey in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood when an SUV pulled up. Words were exchanged, and someone in the SUV shot Rim in the head, authorities said.

In an alert issued late Monday afternoon, police described the SUV as a Nissan Rogue with tinted windows that’s missing its front license plate, according to police.

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After firing “multiple” shots, the driver of the Rogue drove west down Diversey Avenue and then south down Kostner avenue, according to police.

Peter Rim, the owner of Bistro Wasabi and El Cochino. Credit: Bistro Wasabi/Facebook

Rim was the owner of Bistro Wasabi and El Cochino in far northwest suburban Lake In the Hills.

“His wild, fun, energetic, and loving legacy will live on forever,” Bistro Wasabi’s Facebook page read. “We love you Peter Rim, more than words can describe. You affected so many lives here and every one here misses you so much. You are so loved. Rest easy Peter.”

Ald. Milly Santiago, whose 31st Ward includes the crime scene, urged anyone with information about Rim’s murder to step forward.

“Come forward and report what you know. If you want, remain anonymous, but call 911. Only by speaking up will we be able to seek justice for this young man, who was so senselessly and tragically murdered,” Santiago said in an emailed statement.

Detectives can be reached at 312-744-8261. Tips can also be submitted anonymously at

The car used in Peter Rim’s murder. Credit: Chicago Police Department

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