More information has been released regarding that crash following a high speed chase the evening of Nov. 10. The crash severely damaged Gold Pan Dan’s, a section of Guns FX, and the Upper Room Church. Another church in the same strip mall, Christ Alive, was also damaged.
According to a report from the Parker Police Department, they were called at 10:30 p.m. to assist the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Police Department with an incident involving a vehicle pursuit that ended with the suspect vehicle crashing into a building.
The occupants of the suspect vehicle have been identified as David Rodriguez Jr., 24, and Vincent Isaac Prieto, 19, both of Parker. They were placed under arrest by CRIT PD and taken to the Tribal jail as they are both Native American.
No information regarding the circumstances of the pursuit has been released.
The car was travelling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. It hit the front wall of Gold Pan Dan’s at an angle and went through that wall and through a side wall as well. After going through the side wall, it crashed into the front of the Upper Room Church and its thrift store, causing severe damage.
The Upper Room is a non-denominational church. They are known for providing services for people in need. The pastor is Don Puckett.
The owner of Guns’ FX and Gold Pan Dan’s, Kevin Shepherd, said the damaged section contained collectibles, memorabilia and gold and silver. He said the section will be closed indefinitely, and advised his customers he will not be able to purchase gold or silver items at this time.
A Go Fund Me account has been established for assisting Shepherd with expenses. It can be found at gofundme.com/gold-pan-dans.