VIDEO: CO Detective Critically Injured in Shooting, Showing 'Promising Progress'
Det. Dan Brite is making "promising progress" after a shooting with a suspect in Parker, CO, on Friday, the Douglas County (CO) Sheriff's Office said Sunday.
Doctors say they are seeing promising progress in Brite and he is responding to stimulus, reports KDVR.
His wife, Sgt. Christine Brite, who also works for the sheriff's office, says she believes prayer has played a role in his recovery and asks the community for continued support.
Investigators believe the close proximity to Parker Adventist Hospital, as well as quick work by doctors and paramedics, saved Brite's life.
Authorities say they have concluded the bulk of their evidence gathering and interviews.
The incident began at a house on Dixon Road in Parker. Deputies saw the suspect, 40-year-old Randall Rodick, carrying weapons and what appeared to be an ammunition box between his home and RV.
Rodick then got in his RV, and began driving and shooting at deputies. That's when Brite was hit. Rodick was shot and killed.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Brite's family.