DOUGLAS COUNTY - The man who shot a Douglas County detective Friday afternoon has been identified.
Randall Rodick, who lived in the area where the incident occurred, died when he was shot by a plain clothes officer after leading police on a short chase that ended in a crash near Parker Adventist Hospital.
Deputies say the 40-year-old had been spotted walking near Sierra Middle School with a gun. He was believed to have been suicidal, and fired at Det. Dan Brite when he was confronted by deputies.
Brite remains in the ICU in “very critical condition,” the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Saturday.
“Our prayers are with Detective Dan Brite and his family,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “We ask everyone out there to do the same.”
What exactly happened during Friday’s chaotic incident remains under investigation.
“These situations are difficult for any law enforcement officer,” Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurluck said in a news release. “The suspect was highly armed and extremely dangerous and it is clear to me these officers likely prevented a larger scale incident which could have endangered more officers and citizens had he not been stopped. I’m very proud of them. ”
Sierra Middle School was placed on lockout during the incident.
Rodick does not have an arrest record in Colorado.
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