Detective Injured In Shootout ‘Continues To Show Improvement’

PARKER, Colo. (CBS4)– A Douglas County Sheriff’s detective who was injured in a shootout last week continues to show improvement but remains in critical condition.

Detective Dan Brite was shot Friday after police responded to reports of a suicidal man near Dixon and Alpine Drive. Deputies shot and killed Randall Rodick, 40, when he fired at officers.

Copter4 flew over the home where the Parker Police SWAT Bearcat was parked outside (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over the home where the Parker Police SWAT Bearcat was parked outside (credit: CBS)

“He continues to show improvement, doctors are optimistic about his recovery but he remains in critical condition and by no means is he out of the woods yet,” said Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jason Blanchard.

When law enforcement arrived at his home Sept. 2, police radio traffic indicated Rodick had access to weapons, may have been drunk, and suicidal.

Copter4 flew over the crashed RV near Parker Adventist Hospital (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over the crashed RV near Parker Adventist Hospital (credit: CBS)

Deputies say Rodick fired on them outside his home, striking Brite, and then fled in his RV, crashing it near Sierra Middle School where another deputy shot and killed him.

Detective Dan Brite (credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Detective Dan Brite (credit: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office)

Through a GoFundMepage, Brite’s family says they need prayers and financial support, as relatives continue to arrive to be by his side.

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