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.