A policeman was shot and wounded by a gunman near the Innswood traffic light on Old Harbor Road in St. Catharines on Friday.
Reports suggest that the accused was nabbed a few hours after the attack on the law enforcement officer when he arrived for medical treatment at the same hospital where the policeman was taken.
The accused shooter, a 42-year-old man, was positively identified and arrested at the medical facility.
Two policemen, a corporal and a constable, were traveling in an unmarked car and stopped near the Innswood traffic light when they observed a man armed with a gun jump from a white coaster bus on the right side of the road, reports said.
It is reported that he pointed the gun in the direction of the policeman and fired.
After the police returned fire, he escaped on foot.
After the firing subsided, the police constable observed that he was shot in the right thigh.
He was treated at Spanish Town Hospital by the Spanish Town Police Unit.
While at the hospital, the alleged gunman suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and right arm and was identified as the man who fired at police.
Police guarded the medical facility while he was undergoing treatment.