Deputies seek suspect accused of running down, shooting acquaintance

Aldrice Edwan Cummings

Aldrice Edwan Cummings

Gerald Colby James

Gerald Colby James

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After running over a man with his Buick then driving back to shoot him in the face, Aldrice Edwan Cummings ditched his car Monday at a nearby relative's house and went into hiding, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Now, deputies are asking for the public's help tracking him down.

Just after 5 p.m. Monday, deputies said Gerald Colby James, 29, of Lehigh Acres, was sitting on his bicycle in front of a convenience store at the corner of South Fifth Street and Delaware Avenue. He was hit by a silver Buick driven by Cummings, 29, who lives on the 600 block of North 18th Street in Immokalee.

Cummings then turned the car around and fired one shot at James, injuring his right hand and the side of his face, reports said. James was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital in serious condition but was stabilized later that night. As of mid-Tuesday, he was no longer listed as a patient at the hospital, according to staff.

When deputies first arrived, they found James lying on the ground next to Building A of the Immokalee Apartments. James said Cummings, an acquaintance, was the one who shot and ran over him, according to a report.

Shortly after the shooting, detectives reported finding Cummings' Buick on the 500 block of Doak Avenue in front of a relative's home. Deputies still are looking for Cummings, who has since been named on a warrant for aggravated battery and aggravated battery with a firearm, both felonies.

Both James and Cummings appear to come from troubled pasts, according to records.

James, also known as G-Money, has been in prison as recently as March of 2011, when he finished serving a six-year term in connection with a home invasion robbery in which a Golden Gate man was shot in the neck and left a quadriplegic. James was jailed in Collier County in mid-August following a chase with deputies through Golden Gate, records show.

Cummings — a local rapper who goes by the name of Freezie, according to his Facebook page — has twice been imprisoned, state records show. An online biography says Freezie started out as a straight-A student before turning to "the hustle game" at 12, which "earned him a spot in prison at the age of 19."

In 2003, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison following a conviction for cocaine possession, fleeing an officer and battery on a public safety official. In May of 2007, while waiting for court action on accusations of fleeing and resisting an officer with violence, his car was hit head-on by a swerving SUV.

The wreck, which took the life of his 12-year-old sister and two people in the other vehicle, left him in critical condition, according to reports from the time. But Cummings recovered, and in February of 2008 he was sentenced to 14 months in state prison. He was released in October of that year, records show.

Anyone who knows where Cummings might be found is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

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