This photo of the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office shows a New Zealand passport photo, of Troy, George Skinner.
(New Zealand Passport Office/ Goochland County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
A New Zealand man who had traveled to Virginia to meet a 14-year-old girl he communicated with online was shot by the teenager’s mother Friday, officials said.
Troy George Skinner, 25, was shot after he allegedly struck by a glass door and tried to get the Goochland house, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew said.
Skinner bought duct tape and a knife after he arrived in the US, Agnew said. The mother saw Skinner enter her house and warned him a few times that she had a gun, then fired after he broke the glass of the door, according to Agnew. Officials said Skinner was hit in the neck and remains in hospital.
“All I can say is the way in which he has tried to get that house in the face of a gun aimed at him and the tools we are back of him, the only inference is that he is very bad intention,” Agnew said.
The sheriff added that Skinner’s arrival to the US was totally unexpected, according to Stuff.
Skinner will be charged with breaking and entering with a deadly weapon with intent to commit a serious crime, the sheriff said.
New Zealand police said that they have offered their assistance to the AMERICAN authorities.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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