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Brian Scott Dead: Cozmik, Rising Rollerblader, Shot Outside Brooklyn Coffee Shop (VIDEOS)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:20 PM ET

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Well-known rollerblader and high school senior Brian Scott, known as Cozmik (or Cosmik), was murdered on Monday night in a Brooklyn coffee shop shooting a block from Prospect Park.

The gunman entered the Parkside Coffee and Donut Shop just after 8:20 p.m. and began shooting at three victims. Scott was the only fatality, though two other young men were injured.

Scott, who had won the Triple A Insurance 200 in May, was an up-and-coming "new school skater" at just 18 years of age who achieved fame through online skating videos. He was described by online rollerblading-magazine ONE as having "a very humble personality and a constant smile on his face...one of the first to come to mind when thinking about up-and-comers in our skate scene."

Friends of Scott's believe that the shooting may have been a case of mistaken identity. Police are hoping to learn more about the shooting after reviewing security video footage.



And a video of Brian Scott skating:


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Filed by Eve Attermann  |