Parker shooting suspect identified, Detective Dan Brite in 'very critical condition'

Officials continue to process crime scene
Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-04 00:32:18-04

PARKER, Colo. -- A suicidal shooting suspect who was killed after opening fire at two different locations in Parker on Friday has been identified by the Sheriff's Office. 

Randall Rodick, 40, reportedly fired shots at Sierra Vista, where he lived, and also near the Lifetime Fitness gym

Douglas County Sheriff's Office officials said four schools implemented emergency protocols as soon as police received reports of a man with a gun Friday afternoon. 

Sierra Middle School, Pine Lane Primary, Pine Lane Intermediate and American Academy Parker all went into a lockout. None of the schools were involved in the incident, allowing the lockouts to be lifted as soon after the situation was resolved.

Detective Dan Brite, who has been with the department since April 2014, was injured in the shooting and was rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery. 

"Detective Brite is still in ICU in very critical condition with no change overnight," said Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock in a prepared statement Saturday morning. “We are asking for continued prayers for Detective Brite during this critical time in his recovery, and for his wife Christine and their family, as well as all the officers involved in this situation."

Spurlock also noted Rodick was highly armed and extremely dangerous and congratulated officers, saying he was proud of them for preventing a "larger-scale" incident in the area.

"We sincerely thank the citizens and businesses of Douglas County for the outpouring of support in this very trying time. Our prayers are with Detective Dan Brite and his family. We ask everyone out there to do the same," a Douglas County deputy said. 

A GoFundMe page was set up on Saturday to raise money to support Detective Dan Brite's family as he recovers. 

According to the site, it will be monitored by Brite's family, adding that the detective remains in "very critical condition." 


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