Authorities: Gun used in Downtown Nordstrom murder-suicide falsely reported stolen

Nina Dones / Photo from Chicago Police

Nina Dones / Photo from Chicago Police

Sun-Times Media

A Skokie woman who once owned the gun used in a murder-suicide at a Downtown Nordstrom on Black Friday has been charged with disorderly conduct for falsely reporting it stolen.

Nina Dones, 23, reported the semi-automatic pistol had been stolen from her Skokie apartment in September, according to a Skokie police official with knowledge of the investigation.

After the murder-suicide, the gun was traced back to Dones and Chicago Police arrested her Friday, authorities said. She was charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, according to the source and court records.

Dones was ordered held on $10,000 bond Saturday.

On Nov. 28, Marcus Dee, 31, walked into the accessories department of the store about 8:30 p.m. and shot his ex-girlfriend, 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein, before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

Dee was pronounced dead at the scene, and Ezaldein, a seasonal employee at the store, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital the next day.

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