Family of suspect who shot detective issues statement

9NEWS @ 9. 9/5/2016

DOUGLAS COUNTY - The family of a man who reportedly shot and critically injured a Douglas County detective extended their "deepest sympathies" in a statement on Monday.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Randall Rodick was spotted walking near Sierra Middle School in Parker with a gun on Sept. 2. When confronted by deputies, the 40-year-old then fired at Det. Dan Brite.

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Rodick then led law enforcement on a short chase in an RV that ended in a crash near Parker Adventist Hospital. He died after he was shot by a plain clothes officer.

In a statement to 9NEWS, Rodick's family said the following:

The Rodick family would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Detective Dan Brite and his family and to all who have experienced pain and suffering caused by the events in Parker on Friday. We offer our prayers and support to all of those impacted by this event. We love Randy and we will miss him. We ask the media to respect our privacy at this very difficult time."

Brite now responding to stimulus and making “promising progress,” the sheriff’s office said Sunday.

RELATED: How to help the DougCo detective critically injured in shooting

Rodick did not have an arrest record in Colorado. 

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