Nadia Ezaldein, 22, has been identified as the woman killed by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Dee, 31, in a shooting on Black Friday at a Nordstrom store located on Chicago’s Magnificient Mile. She was pronounced dead Saturday at 3:43 p.m. after being on life support.
Ezaldein began dating Dee in August 2012 after meeting him through her older sister’s roommate, they said. Dee physically abused and beat the woman throughout the relationship, and in December 2013, threatened her by inserting a handgun into her mouth, the victim’s family said. The incident resulted in a hospital visit and the victim ending the relationship.
In the year since, Dee had harassed both the woman and her family members by making threatening calls to her father and siblings, family members said. The victim changed her number three times as a result, they said.
Ezaldein also tried to request an order of protection but backed out of the request when Dee threatened to kill himself if she went through with it, family members said. Relatives said the woman was also hesitant to report abuse or harassment because Dee’s parents were police officers. Source: Chicago Tribune
Nadia Ezaldein was a student at Chicago University Law School. She was working at the cosmetics counter when she was shot in the back of the head and neck by Dee, who committed suicide. She was a seasonal worker.