An intruder who attacked a security guard at the Malibu home of Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has been charged with attempted murder. Shaun Anthony Haywood reportedly stabbed the guard several times after he was caught trespassing at Kerr's LA property on 14 October.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney Office have confirmed that Haywood, 29, has also received charges of aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors have reportedly set Haywood's bail at more than $1m – he was due to appear at a Los Angeles court on 25 October.
Haywood had reportedly tried to deliver a letter at the home Kerr shares with five-year-old son Flynn, when he was confronted by the unidentified security guard.
After disobeying orders to get on the ground, Haywood, who hails from Brisbane, Australia and is also known as Esra, is then said to have slashed the guard's face. The guard then shot the intruder four times – twice in the shoulder and twice in the chest area.
One of Kerr's neighbours told KTLA: "It's kind of a crazy thing to happen out here in Malibu. I guess it happens everywhere but we just don't ever have it happen in our neighbourhood."
Both men were airlifted and received treatment at a local hospital – Kerr was not home at the time. It was allegedly the second time police had responded to reports of an intruder at Kerr's property. The case is being handled by deputy district attorney Elizabeth Dickinson and Haywood now faces life imprisonment if convicted.
Shortly after the incident, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said in a statement: "Deputies responded to a shots fired call in Malibu. They discovered a security guard had been involved in a physical altercation with an intruder. The guard was stabbed in the facial injury and he had minor injuries. He produced a handgun and shot the intruder three to four times in the face and torso."
Kerr, who is now engaged to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, bought the Malibu property in 2014 following her divorce from British actor Orlando Bloom.