A man allegedly fired a .22 rifle at a woman in the Canberra suburb of Forrest on Tuesday in an attempt to steal her car.
Michael Paul Forrest, 27, did not enter pleas or apply for bail when he appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
The Canberra man is charged with discharging a firearm in a public place, discharging a firearm endangering life, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, attempted aggravated robbery using an offensive weapon and intentionally damaging property.
Mr Forrest also faces charges of using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and driving while disqualified, which also stem from the Tuesday incident.
Police allege that shortly after 8am on Tuesday, Mr Forrest shot at a woman while she was inside a white Holden HSV after parking on Dominion Circuit in Forrest. The court heard the weapon used was a .22 rifle.
The woman drove to Manuka Oval following the incident and received first aid from security guards before being taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On Tuesday, police said the woman had gunshot and shrapnel injuries after being shot "in the head region".
Mr Forrest was arrested in Weston Creek after a manhunt lasting about three hours and was held in custody overnight ahead of his court appearance on Wednesday.
Duty lawyer Todd Trotter applied for the suppression of Mr Forrest's name, citing concerns that its publication would result in his family suffering backlash.
Magistrate Robert Cook initially indicated he would issue an interim suppression order, but later decided against it following opposition from the media.
Mr Forrest, who wore a striped shirt, jeans and white sneakers, swore briefly as prosecutor Skye Jerome addressed the court, but he otherwise spoke only to acknowledge his understanding of the charges.
He was remanded in custody until his next scheduled court appearance on November 27.
Speaking on ABC radio on Wednesday morning, ACT chief police officer Ray Johnson said investigators had no reason to believe the alleged gunman and the injured woman knew each other.
"We don't believe there's a connection between these two people at all," he said.
Mr Johnson said police would also investigate whether the alleged shooter had an accomplice during the Forrest incident or in the hours leading up to his arrest.
"We would appreciate any member of the public, if they have information, to come forward to police," Mr Johnson said.
He said he was proud of officers who did "a significant amount of really good work" to arrest the alleged gunman in such a short period of time.