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Nordstrom's Victim Dies on Birthday

Family members say she was shot in the back of the head and had a severe brain injury



    Nordstrom Gunman Dies

    Police identified the gunman in Friday's attempted murder-suicide at Nordstrom's as Marcus Dee. (Published Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014)

    The 22-year-old female Nordstrom's worker who was shot Friday night by her ex-boyfriend died at Northwestern Hospital Saturday night, according to officials with the hospital. 

    Family members say Nadia Ezaldein was supposed to come home after work to celebrate her 22nd birthday. 

    The victim was working at the Nordstrom's store at 55 E. Grand Avenue on Chicago's Magnificent Mile at around 8:30 p.m. when her ex-boyfriend, identified Saturday as 31-year-old Marcus Dee, walked into the store. 

    The two were seen having a conversation, according to a police report. She walked away from him and he shot her. He then shot himself in the head. 

    Man Killed, Woman Injured in Shooting at Nordstrom

    [CHI] Man Killed, Woman Injured in Shooting at Nordstrom
    Two people were shot in a Nordstrom in Chicago. Trina Orlando reports.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 1, 2014)

    Store employee Janis Tillman said she was in the shoe department when she heard a bang and dropped to the floor before hearing a second bang. “I just heard two shots,” said Tillman. “We all ran. Everybody started running to the back of the store.”

    Dee died on the scene and Ezaldein was rushed to the hospital, where she later died. The two appear to have a tumultuous history. 

    According to court records, members of the victim's family unsuccessfully attempted to have a restraining order placed against Dee in April 2014.

    Dee and the victim dated for about a year in 2013 and broke up about a year ago, a victim's family member said.

    The victim is from Florida, where her immediate family lives. She attends the University of Chicago.