Vincentian In New York Allegedly Killed Over "Air Jordans Sneaker"

Donald Proudfoot, 27, is the suspect.

BY John Annese NY Daily

An ex-con once accused of stealing shoes is on the run after fatally blasting a man in a Brooklyn barbecue after an argument about designer sneakers, cops said.

Donald Proudfoot, 27, a convicted burglar shot Vincentian Sam (Benedict) Cosmore, 46, once in the chest just before 1:40 a.m. on St. Johns’s Place near Schenectady Ave. in Crown Heights, the same block where Proudfoot lives, cops said. Cosmore’s name was incorrect in initial reports.

“We believe it’s over something about a pair of Air Jordan sneakers,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “We don’t know what happened with it.”

Sam (Benedict) Cosmore
Sam (Benedict) Cosmore

Emergency personnel rushed Cosmore to Kings County Hospital, but he could not be saved.

Last November, Proudfoot was charged with choking his 27-year-old girlfriend and slamming her into a wall a month earlier, then returning to her apartment to raid it, police sources said.

He stole cash, three cell phones, a pair of black Uggs Bailey boots and two pairs of red and black Nike Air Jordan Retro sneakers, cops said.

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