According to Franklin state police a routine traffic stop was initiated at 5:24 p.m. on Route 8 in Sugarcreek Township.
According to a police report the driver of the vehicle was Marcus Luce, 18, of Franklin.
After Luce failed to stop, he traveled at an excessive rate of speed on Route 417, said a police report.
A male juvenile passenger was in the vehicle during the pursuit but Luce slowed the vehicle enough to let him exit.
Luce then proceeded in the vehicle, again at a high rate of speed where the pursuit led him and police into the city of Franklin, said the report.
Luce hit a Franklin police department patrol vehicle with his vehicle and came to a stop.
Once at a stop, Luce produced a hand gun and shot himself, said the police report.
He was transported by helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian for treatment.
Charges will be pending.