PCs Benjamin Gayle and Nate Roberts are out on patrol when their car is suddenly hit by a bullet!
A second later, Nate tears down the street…
A member of the public waiting at a bus stop has been hit by a second bullet!
The Sun Hill cops administer first aid to the injured woman.
Meanwhile, terrified local residents cower in fear of further gunfire.
Who fired the shots?
With back-up on its way, the cops continue to tend to the injured woman.
Having watched the scene unfold, local resident Keith Shipley approaches the cops…
…He claims he witnessed a car speeding off just after the shots were fired.
Has the shooter fled the scene?
Having decided that the coast is clear, Benjamin and Nate attempt to get the injured woman to safety.
Later, having tracked down the car seen speeding away from the shooting, the cops set out to arrest the registered driver, Malcolm Christie.
First, the Sun Hill officers run into Christie's ex-girlfriend, Jasmine, who – it turns out – was spotted running from the scene of the shooting.
As officers discover Christie had been sending Jasmine threatening text messages after she'd publicly dumped him, there's a big development…
…Christie has been spotted coming out of his flat!
Sgt Jo Masters relays the news!
Unaware of the police presence on his street, Christie has emerged to take out his rubbish!
He spots the police and snaps!
Officers move in to arrest Christie.
Inspector Smith takes command of the situation.
But it's clear Christie isn't going to come quietly!
Before police get to make their arrest, Christie races back to his flat.
He refuses to surrender himself to police.
Officers prepare to break into his flat.
Desperate and feeling cornered, Christie brandishes a large knife!
The Sun Hill cops finally get their man…
…but Christie continues to struggle.
He lashes out in every direction…
…kicking PC Kirsty Knight in the stomach!
Kirsty reels from the force
The winded officer doubles over in pain!
Christie is eventually brought down – with a taser!
Colleagues come to Kirsty's aid.
As the officers collect themselves, locals are desperate to find out what's been going on. Watch the action unfold on ITV1's The Bill on Thursday, March 4