New Zealand man shot after 'flying to United States to attack teenager'

The door to the teen's Virginia home was smashed after Skinner threw a brick through

The door to the teen's Virginia home was smashed after Skinner threw a brick through

The duct tape and the blade had been purchased from a Walmart on Friday, the day of the attack.

The sheriff added that Skinner's arrival to the USA was totally unexpected, according to Stuff.

Agnew continued: "I have to emphasise very clearly, that while he may be.in the hospital [with a gunshot wound], he is not the victim. The lady [who shot Skinner to prevent him from entering] and her family members are the victims".

"The family is shaken, very shaken", said Sheriff Agnew, reports WRIC.

Troy Skinner, 25, is recovering from his injuries after being shot twice in the neck by the child's mother after he attempted to force his way into the home in Goochland, Virginia, on 22 June.

Mr Skinner flew from New Zealand last Wednesday, with Qantas via Sydney, Los Angeles and Washington DC, before travelling by bus to Richmond, Virginia, which is 175km south of the U.S. capital. He checked into the Hosteling International USA hostel at 7 N. Second St. downtown.

Then he showed up at her front door Friday afternoon.

The mother, whom the sheriff's office did not identify, was at home painting with her two teenage daughters as the man trudged along.

She called her husband, who told her to grab a gun.

First he knocked, and when no one answered, he went to the back of the house where he told the mom he needed help.

By the time the mother had also got upstairs, Skinner was trying to break through their glass door with a landscaping stone.

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Police were contacted after seeing a man in black trying to break into the house.

She warned Skinner that she was armed and had called the police. He made his way to the girl's home in Goochland's Holland Hills and was shot in the neck by her mother when he tried to get in.

He said Mr Skinner has declined to give a statement to authorities.

Investigators found him in possession of his New Zealand driver's license, his plane ticket from Auckland, and his bus ticket from Washington to Richmond.

In his trousers pocket he also had pepper spray, and in his backpack duct tape, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

He is facing charges of breaking and entering with a deadly weapon and with the intent to commit a serious offence.

They also said they had been in contact with Skinner's family and had offered consular assistance. "I do not have any background on him".

"He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to communicate with him".

He travelled over 8,000 miles (13,000km) after the girl stopped speaking to him online, police say. He is expected to survive.

A friend described Skinner as an anti-social loner, and said he'd claimed he had been traveling to America's west coast to meet online gamer friends. "You should probably be wearing a flack vest, because you're probably going to get shot", Silvester said.

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