RCMP are searching for Morris James Lanceleve, who they say escaped police custody after a shooting incident in Sackville last Friday and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Police were called to a Weldon Street home in the eastern New Brunswick town of Sackville after a shot was fired on Sept 7 at 1 a.m.

No one was injured in the incident and later in the day, the RCMP in Nova Scotia arrested Lanceleve, 33, and a 36-year-old woman.

RCMP Cpl. Brian Villers said an officer told Lanceleve and the woman that they were under arrest and then "a short struggle ensued and he fled on foot."

Villers said the firearm used in the Sackville incident has not been recovered. So, police are asking that people call the police and avoid contact with Lanceleve.

"Lanceleve is considered armed and dangerous," police said in a statement. "Anyone who encounters him is advised not to approach him and to contact your local police immediately."

As police try to locate Lanceleve, Villers said "everything is leading us to Nova Scotia right now." But the police say he could return to New Brunswick.

He is five feet seven inches tall and weighs about 133 pounds. He has short brown hair and green eyes.

Lanceleve has tattoos of a skull and flames on right shoulder and a skull and cross on his upper back.

He has been charged with failing to comply with a judge's undertaking, possession of a firearm while prohibited, discharging a firearm while being reckless and possession of a weapon contrary to an order.

Meanwhile, the 36-year-old woman, from Antigonish, N.S., is charged with accessory after the fact to careless use of a firearm and possession of a prohibited weapon, according to the police.

She was in Moncton provincial court on Sept. 8 and was released with numerous conditions. She will be back in court on Oct. 20 to enter a plea.