Police: Man arrested trying to flee traffic stop in Franklin Square

After a brief struggle, Robert Shivers, 18, was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Christine Amante

Sep 8, 2023, 10:21 AM

Updated 256 days ago

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Police say one person has been arrested after trying to flee a vehicle stop in Franklin Square.
According to detectives, officers conducted a stop at Hempstead Turnpike and Scherer Boulevard of a Hyundai Sonata occupied by one male.
As officers approached, the vehicle fled southbound and collided into several parked cars in front of 207 Scherer Boulevard.
Robert Shivers, 18, of Hempstead, attempted to flee the scene on foot but due to injuries sustained in the collision he was unable to, according to police.
After a brief struggle, Shivers was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Following the investigation, officers recovered a loaded Ruger 57 semi-automatic handgun with six rounds of ammunition from the vehicle.
No further injuries were reported.
Shivers is charged with criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and multiple other violations.   


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