The security guard was also hospitalized after being stabbed, according to the site. Kerr, 33, was away from her home — in Malibu, California — at the time.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office declined to confirm to PEOPLE that Kerr’s home was the site of the incident. But the spokesman did confirm an identical incident at a Malibu home, reported about 11:10 a.m. Friday, when a suspected intruder was shot after being confronted by a security guard.
The suspect, a male, allegedly came over a wall on the property, the sheriff’s spokesman says. “Then a fight ensued, and [he allegedly] produced a knife and attempted to slash the security guard in the face.”
The spokesman says the guard, also male, sustained some wounds to his face. TMZ reports the guard was stabbed in the eye.
The altercation took place on the property but outside the home, according to authorities.
“The security guard drew a weapon and fired three to four rounds, hitting the suspect in the face and upper torso area,” the spokesman tells PEOPLE.
Both people were hospitalized and are expected to survive. The security guard is in stable condition, and the suspect is in critical condition, authorities say.
The sheriff’s spokesman says the guard and suspect were the only two people on the property at the time and that the incident was first reported by someone nearby who heard gunshots.
“It’s kind of a crazy thing to happen out here in Malibu,” one neighbor told KTLA. “I guess it happens everywhere, but we just don’t ever have it happen in our neighborhood.”
The suspect will be charged, the spokesman says, but information about the possible charges was not immediately available. Investigators remained on the scene late Friday afternoon, and the suspect’s motives in allegedly sneaking onto the property are under review.
She told Harper’s Bazaar in its September issue, “I knew that this house was it at first sight. It needed a lot of work, but it had a great view.”
• With reporting by CHRISTINE PELISEK