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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  1. cheryl says:

    How do you describe a young lady who was ambitious, hard working and knew what she wanted from life. This is a message for young women out there that sometimes what we believe is love is just obsession in the worst way. She ask the law to help her and in return she became just another statistic. She was full of life and had lots to live for. I know she is finally as peace, not having to look over her shoulder, crying out for help and no one understanding the “fear” she was living in. My God, it hurts because after several arrest of this suspect, there should of been some pysycological evaluation, counseling or some sort of intervention for him. We have to understand the mindset of this young man he was determined to “destroy” her life and he did. However, her spirit will live on and she is free at last from this pain she endured.

  2. DON says:

    I knew Kazan from home. Came from a wonderful family. It was so sad to hear this news. I know that they must very grieving sore at this time. The man who did this is dangerous and needs to be immediately apprehended. May she rest in peace. Hold on strong Gavey, Michel, Ann. DIS IS MAGAL

  3. tobemore2004 says:

    like my american express card. Dont leave home without it! I would rather be tried by twelve in the court, then to be carried by six to my grave!!!

  4. treeeet says:

    bruthas acting like bruthas

  5. KATH says:

    I WAS THIS YOUNG WOMANS RA AT SCHOOL…SHE WAS A WONDERFUL YOUNG WOMAN FULL OF LIFE…SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WANTED AND WHERE SHE WANTED TO BE!!! KAZAN YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY BUT WE SEEK COMFORT IN THE FACT WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN

  6. Porsh says:

    a wonderful marvelous individual and friend is gone all because of a fool. the law could have done better but chose not to and now she’s gone leaving alot of persons shaking their heads and teary eyed

  7. Philmore Mc Millan says:

    I knew this woman and this really hurts. We worked one year together at a nursing home. He came at her once before and security had to come to her rescue. Very beautiful woman ,always have a pleasant smile.

  8. Model Citizen says:

    Can you please post a picture of the guy the police are looking for?

  9. M.A.D says:

    IF SHE WAS ASKING FOR ANOTHER ORDER OF PROTECTION BELLS SHOULD HAVE GONE OFF. SHE WAS AFRAID AND THE COURTS DID NOT HELP AND NOW BLOOD IS ON THEIR HANDS…. USELESS PEOPLE.

    1. Debra B says:

      The “System” cannot protect you. The Supreme Court has ruled time and again that the police don’t have any responsibility to protect an individual, even if they have a restraining order. (The one time is if you are IN protective custody.)

      As was pointed out in the article, a court order is only a piece of paper. You can complain about “USELESS PEOPLE” (what’s with the shouting?) but that is the world we live in.

      Of course this being New York, it is beyond thinking that she might have a concealed carry permit. The courts, the police, the “system” will only take action AFTER someone is seriously injured or dead.

  10. NYC42A says:

    This woman needed her rights restored. She needed the ability to protect herself by using a firearm. However, current NYC policy puts up so many obstacles for an average law abiding citizen to arm themselves and receive training that her blood is on their hands. Will Mr. Bloomberg take responsibility for her death? The gun control laws didn’t stop her murderer but they did stop her from saving her own life.

  11. glenp827 says:

    Police and the courts are not htere to protect you. Where was her GUN for her self defense? Oh you gun banning nutjobs just got this woman killed. She didn’t have a chance since you disarmed her.

    OH BUT THE BAD GUY HAD A GUN!!!!! with you lib jerks in charge ONLY CRIMINALS WILL HAVE GUNS!!

    1. tobemore2004 says:

      nyc law permits you to own a rifle or shot gun in your home.

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