Florida man Michael Banks allegedly went on a shooting spree over attempts to ‘romance’ his 17-year-old daughter.
Prosecutors claim they know why a Tampa man, Michael Banks, flew into a murderous rage Wednesday afternoon and want him kept behind bars.
Court documents filed by the state attorney’s office Thursday indicate the two wounded victims were Banks’ mother and daughter. The deceased woman was a friend of his mother’s.
Banks was accused of shooting the three victims after overhearing the women “discussing forcing (Banks) to move out because (Banks) was pursuing a relationship with his daughter,” according to court documents. Banks told police he penned a letter to the child “insisting she enter into a relationship with him” and felt “betrayed and upset” when the women discussed leaving with his daughter.