Detective in Parker recovering after gunshot to chest

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 40-year-old Randall Rodick 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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