- Associated Press - Saturday, September 24, 2016

DENVER (AP) - A detective who was shot in the chest during a confrontation with a suspect is awake and communicating with family.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/2cLDrdt) the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office provided the update on Det. Dan Brite on Friday.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Lauren Lekander says Brite is recovering slowly and is still in critical condition.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said 40-year-old Randall Rodick was firing at officers and bystanders on Sept. 2.

Rodick was shot and killed by another officer.



Brite faces months of recovery.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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