RESERVE MINES, N.S. - Police have laid charges in connection with Thursday's fatal shooting in Cape Breton.

Cape Breton Regional Police say Brandon James Berthiaume, 24, faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder with a firearm.

Officers were called to a home in Reserve Mines, roughly 14 kilometres outside of Sydney, on Thursday.

Police say 24-year-old Brandon Kelly was found suffering from gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Berthiaume was arrested in the Halifax area Friday morning.

He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Sydney on Monday.