He was going 104 mph when the collision occurred. The 60-year-old man had made a U-turn to go west on Southern, then changed lanes in the 50 mph zone.
According to a news release from the Jonesboro Police Department, the officer was injured around 5:22 p.m. when his patrol unit overturned while taking a prisoner to jail.
Police say the pursuit started after Lawson carjacked a vehicle at gunpoint. He is now facing a long list of charges including four counts of attempted murder, aggravated battery, possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated hijacking, and aggravated fleeing and eluding.
This suspect eventually crashed into a bystander vehicle. The bystander vehicle collided with the police car and the detective accidentally shot himself in the thigh as a result.
Police Chief Torrence Mayfield said he used his own money to buy "All Lives Matter" signs for the cruisers in his department.
A car hit several cars in the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department parking lot. Police said the same vehicle was later involved in a crash with a police car on Broad Boulevard.
A Pokemon Go enthusiast slammed into a Baltimore police car while playing the game on his phone early Monday morning, according to authorities.