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Michael Banks Allegedly Went on Shooting Spree Over Attempts to Romance His Daughter

Michael Banks

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.
Suspect Michael Banks. Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

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.

Source: FOX 13 Tampa Bay

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