Bridge City man succumbs to injuries suffered two weeks earlier

Multiple shots were fired through the back window of this Nissan Altima.

A Bridge City man has died some two weeks after he was shot in the head in a drug deal in north Beaumont.

In a press release, police identified Nicholas Rosen, 22, as the deceased, saying he died April 18 as a result of a gunshot wound to the back of the head suffered on April 4.

Police said Rosen was a passenger in a Nissan sedan buying drugs in the 10000 block of Gage Street when, shortly after completion of the drug deal, an unknown suspect opened fire into the back of the vehicle, striking Rosen.

At approximately 2:14 p.m. Thursday, April 4, police stopped the dark-colored Nissan Altima at I-10 and Seventh Street to find the rear window of the car shot out and the passenger of the car with a gunshot wound.

Police allowed the vehicle to continue on to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where the 22-year-old later succumbed to his injuries.

BPD Detectives are still investigating the shooting and are asking the public's help in finding the culprit.

"They have developed several promising leads in the investigation and are awaiting the results of forensic testing of evidence that may assist them in providing answers for Nicholas’ family," BPD said in a press release.

Anyone with information regarding Rosen's death can make an anonymous tip at (409) 833-TIPS. Your information could earn up to $1,000 in cash.

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