Colorado Deputy Critical, Suspect Dead In Shooting

A detective with the Douglas County (CO) Sheriff’s Office was injured and a man was killed in a shootout near a Parker middle school Friday afternoon.

Sgt. Derek Castellano, a spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, said their department got a call about a “suicidal party” at about 2:30 p.m. from a home near North Dixon Drive and East Lookout Drive.

Castellano said that as deputies arrived, a man was leaving the home in a recreational vehicle and that deputies followed. The sheriff’s impact unit was nearby and responded to assist.

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, said the man shot at officers, striking Detective Dan Brite, a member of the impact unit.

Brite is in critical condition and in surgery Friday evening. Spurlock asked for prayers saying, “he is going to need every bit of that.”

After Brite was wounded, the suspect continued to flee in the RV. Castellano said the suspect drove the vehicle into a commercial parking lot just across from the Parker Adventist Hospital and crashed.

Officers engaged in another shooting with the suspect, killing him.

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