Originally Published By: Merced Police Department Facebook Page
On Sunday, September 4th, 2022, at 2:06 AM, officers responded to 7-Eleven at 1810 R Street for an armed robbery that just occurred. The suspect pointed a firearm at the clerk and left with $1,000 from the register.
The clerk followed the suspect in his vehicle and provided law enforcement with his direction of travel through a neighborhood alleyway. The suspect fired his weapon at the clerk and the bullet struck his vehicle. Thankfully, the clerk was not injured.
Officers set up a perimeter and conducted a yard to yard search where the suspect was last seen. Officer Chavez stopped a suspicious vehicle leaving the area and contacted Cummings. Cummings had a large amount of cash and was later identified as the suspect.
Officers recovered the clothing worn by Cummings which was hidden in an alleyway while he hid from officers. Cummings agreed to cooperate and led officers to where he hid the firearm.
Cummings was arrested and booked into custody at the Merced County Jail.”