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DA: Brooklyn Woman Killed Day After Seeking 4th Restraining Order Against Ex

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Police are looking to question the former boyfriend of a Brooklyn woman who was shot to death Wednesday morning.

Police said Kazan Raoul, 24, was shot in the head inside her basement apartment on Strauss Street just before 6 a.m.

Police said Raoul dragged herself out of her apartment and collapsed on the sidewalk.

1010 WINS' Carol D'Auria reports


She was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes said Raoul had a troubled and apparently fearful relationship with her ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Burnsley Bartholemy.

Hynes said Raoul had Bartholemy arrested on Saturday for violating an order of protection -- a felony.

Raoul had previously filed three restraining orders against Bartholemy for phone threats he allegedly made. Raoul was just in court on Tuesday trying to get another order of protection.

"Why she was seeking a new one is beyond me because she had a full order of protection from criminal court," Hynes told CBS 2's John Slattery.

Neighbors told 1010 WINS' Carol D'Auria those orders of protection were useless.

"An order of protection is just as valuable as toilet paper," one woman said.

"Huh, they mean nothing, basically," Keisha Jones added.

Defense attorney Harvey Soss told CBS 2's Slattery orders of protection basically put the person so ordered on the honor system, with a penalty if he or she doesn't obey it.

"They're frequently not worth the paper they're printed on," Soss added. "If a bad guy is bent on violating it, he's gonna do it."

Bartholemy is being described as a person of interest in the case. No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

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