Updated Information Regarding Douglas County Sheriff’s Office – Officer Involved Shooting
NARRATIVE: DOUGLAS COUNTY, CO –
Detective Brite is still in ICU in very critical condition with no change overnight. An extensive crime scene exists in the area of the incident with multiple locations to process; citizens are being asked to avoid the area if at all possible. Since the Douglas County IMPACT team (a regional team with Detectives from the Parker and Castle Rock Police Departments) were among the first responders, there are parallel investigations including those agencies along with the Sheriff’s Office, as well as the 18th Judicial District Critical Response Team. DCSO is leading the investigation alongside the CRT, with the Colorado State Patrol assisting with traffic and perimeter, as well as taking all traffic calls for the DCSO.
“We are asking for continued prayers for Detective Brite during this critical time in his recovery, and for his wife Christine and their family, as well as all the officers involved in this situation. These situations are difficult for any law enforcement officer. 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. ” -Sheriff Tony Spurlock
The Douglas County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the deceased suspect as 40 year-old Randall Rodick, who was a resident in the area of the incident. Due to the open and active investigation, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any photos for the suspect at this time.
We sincerely thank the citizens and businesses of Douglas County for the outpouring of support in this very trying time. Our prayers are with Detective Dan Brite and his family. We ask everyone out there to do the same.