Lieutenant Dave Pahner suffered a bruised abdomen in the shooting near the police station in Addyston, which is about ten miles west of Cincinnati.
The suspect was arrested following a half-hour search. The man is expected to be charged with felonious assault on a police officer.
Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett says Pahner apparently stopped the man in front of the police station, but investigators don't know why.
Witnesses say the man dropped a pop can on the ground before the officer confronted him.
The Associated Press