The trooper left his vehicle and approached the car when Ford tried to drive off, the GBI said. During the encounter, the trooper fired his gun, striking Ford.
Ford drove away on I-75 with officers in pursuit before he stopped on Porsche Avenue, authorities said. Ford left the vehicle and ran, but was soon caught. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The trooper was not injured.
The GBI is investigating the incident, which is standard protocol in use-of-force cases. The Georgia Department of Public Safety Office of Professional Standards is also investigating.
In other news:
Storms tore through Georgia Monday evening.