PARKER, Colo. — A Douglas County sheriff’s deputy was shot near Sierra Middle School on Friday afternoon, the Parker Police Department said.
The deputy was in critical condition Friday night, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.
Spurlock requested the community offer its prayers and support for the deputy, Det. Dan Brite. He was out of surgery late Friday night but remained in ICU in very critical condition on Saturday, the sheriff’s office said.
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Brite is married to Sgt. Christine Brite, who also works for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. His wife, children and other family members were at the hospital with him.
Spurlock said the suspect, who the Douglas County Coroner’s Office has identified as 40 year-old Randall Rodick on Saturday, was shot and killed by a deputy. The sheriff’s office described Rodick as suicidal.
Sierra Middle School and several other schools were put on lockdown, but it was later lifted, and parents were reunited with their children. according to a spokesman for the Douglas County School District. The schools were not directly involved, the sheriff’s office said.
Spurlock asked that people stay away from that section of Parker while the shooting scenes were under investigation.
The Parker Police Department said it was called to a home on North Dixon Drive. When officers arrived, Rodick fired shots at them, and then got into the RV.
Rodick drove toward Parker Adventist Hospital and continued to fire shots, according to the sheriff’s office. Rodick crashed the RV between the hospital and the school.
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At 3:50 p.m., an armored vehicle was parked outside the home.
The damaged RV was on the side of a road across the street from the school.
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