A 20-year-old man is facing charges after he allegedly broke into a home and discharged a firearm, injuring a person inside.
New Brunswick RCMP say they were called to the home in Jacksontown, north of Woodstock, at about 4:50 a.m. Sunday.
Police say someone allegedly tried to break into the home and an altercation occurred between the suspect and the homeowner.
“At some point during the incident, a firearm was discharged, resulting in minor injuries to the homeowner,” police said in a news release Monday.
Police say the suspect fled on foot, but was arrested a short time later.
Jacob Boucher of Beardsley, N.B., appeared in Woodstock provincial court on Monday and was charged with discharging a firearm with intent.
He remains in custody and is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday.