The male officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury Friday evening while checking on a call about an alleged assault at a home in the small community of Kemnay, near Brandon.
Police say that when the officers arrived at the scene, they were threatened by a suspect before a gun was fired at them.
The Mountie who was hit has since been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Clayton Ewert, a 48-year-old Kemnay resident, is also charged with assault, uttering threats to kill and two firearms-related counts.
Ewert was remanded in custody prior to an appearance in Brandon provincial court today.
A neighbour said after the shooting that he heard two shots that may have been from a rifle or a shotgun, and that an officer who had been loading a rifle outside the home ran from the scene.
The witness also said that about an hour and a half after police arrived, a man walked out of the house with his hands in the air and was ordered onto his knees by officers, who arrested him at gunpoint.