Detective Dan Brite recovering from gunshot wound is awake and alert

Posted at 11:35 AM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 13:35:51-04

PARKER, Colo. (AP) -- A Douglas County sheriff's detective who was shot in the chest after arriving at a home to check on a suicidal man earlier this month is awake and communicating with his family.

Det. Dan Brite was critically wounded in a shootout in Parker on Sept. 2.

Authorities say Randall Rodick, 40, fled in an RV through a field, firing at police.

Rodick was shot and killed by another officer after the suspect turned his gun toward people at a hospital complex.


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