An OPP officer shot at a suspect who had just punched a uniformed Ottawa police officer in the face during a Saturday afternoon traffic stop on Bank Street.
The suspect was not hit by the bullet, but he was later Tasered, cuffed and taken from the scene in an ambulance.
Ottawa police later said the shot came from an OPP officer who wasn’t in uniform. It was fired between the first and second stun gun attempt.
Bank Street was closed for more than four hours as police dogs and RCMP explosives disposal officers searched the sedan.
Police are also investigating why a shot was fired.
The officer who was punched was taken to hospital with facial injuries.