Michael Chudley, 62, appeared in court accused of shooting solicitor James Ward, 58, with a sawn-off shotgun at his office on Monday afternoon.
Mr Chudley confirmed his name, date and address during the hearing at Salisbury Magistrates' Court. An application for bail was not made.
62 year old Michael Chudley has been remanded in custody
A man remains in a life threatening condition this evening after being shot in the head at a solicitors' office in Wiltshire.