A sixty two year old is to appear before magistrates in Salisbury later, charged with the attempted murder of a man at a solicitor's office. James Ward is fighting for his life after being shot in the head at Morris, Goddard and Ward in Devizes on Monday.
Michael Raymond Chudley is also charged with threats to kill, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and carrying a firearm with criminal intent.
A 62-year-old man is being questioned about a shooting at a solicitors in Wiltshire. A man was shot in the head at the offices of Morris, Goddard and Ward in Devizes yesterday. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The local community is understandably shocked by the events and we appreciate their co-operation. A weapon we believe to have been used in the incident has been recovered. The male victim sustained life-threatening head injuries and was airlifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. His family are with him at the hospital.
– Wiltshire Police spokesperson
The man arrested is being held at Melksham Police Station. A number of roads around the Market Place in Devizes were cordoned off by police, who said they would remain closed while its major crime investigation team examined the scene.