Nordstrom shooting victim laid to rest as details of gunman emerge

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Funeral services were held Monday in a private family ceremony for the young woman who was shot Friday in the Nordstrom store just off North Michigan Avenue.

New information has emerged regarding the woman, 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein, and some say her death could have been prevented.

The woman's sister filed a request for order of protection on Ezaldein's behalf back in April. In it the gunman was accused of cracking the woman's ribs, shoving a gun in her mouth, and punching her in the jaw. That request was denied.

Nordstrom re-opened to shoppers on Sunday, two days after the shooting that killed Ezaldein.

She was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Dee, 31, who also took his own life.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy confirmed Monday both of Dee's parents are Chicago police officers, but denied claims that the victim was afraid, for that reason, to file a complaint.

Police said Monday they're still looking into Dee's background, and how he got the gun.

“The individual had a relationship, apparently, with that female, and you all know the story of what occurred,” McCarthy said. “The investigative follow-up is into his background, where the gun came from … and whether or not there was any way we could have prevented that from happening. That’s the way we ‘devil’s advocate,’ or critique, all of these incidents.”

Nadia Ezaldein was from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her family tells WGN that Nadia will be buried in Chicago.

She was a student at the University of Chicago and was working at Nordstrom as a seasonal employee.

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