A 37-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a 40-year-old woman was shot in a Fredericton neighbourhood yesterday morning.

Benjamin Daryl Nason of Fredericton kept his head down during a brief court appearance today.

The charge was laid after police were called to a home in Lincoln Heights around 2 a.m. Tuesday. 

When they arrived on the scene they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her upper body.

“The initial contact between the parties took place inside a residence on Charm Court in Lincoln Heights,” says Const. Danielle Carmichael.

“The female then fled that residence and she was shot outside and then she continued on to a neighbourhood residence in the same court and that’s when the call was made to police.”

The victim was rushed to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton while police set up road blocks in the hopes of tracking down a suspect.

Police eventually surrounded a home on Route 101 outside New Maryland hours after the shooting as a man barricaded himself inside.

After a lengthy standoff, Nason eventually surrendered to police around 4 p.m. Tuesday without incident.

The victim underwent surgery and has been moved to the intensive care unit where she is listed in stable condition.

Police say Nason and victim are known to one another but aren’t a couple.

Nason has been remanded into custody until a bail hearing Monday.