Tragic Shooting Spree Unfolds After 17-Year-Old Rejects Man's Advances
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Tragic Shooting Spree Unfolds After 17-Year-Old Rejects Man’s Advances

Prosecutors claim that Michael Monroe Banks went on a shooting rampage, leaving one dead and two wounded, because he was interested in forming a romantic relationship with a 17-year-old girl who was among the survivors. (Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office mug shot)

Prosecutors in records seen by Law&Crime claim that a man in Tampa, Florida, went on a shooting rampage after two other adults talked about throwing him out of the house because he pursued a relationship with a juvenile girl.

Michael Monroe Banks, 42, is being held without bond by the authorities due to his prior background and the new charges brought against him.

On this, a hearing is scheduled for coming Wednesday.

He is charged with one crime of first-degree murder, two charges of first-degree attempted murder, attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement official, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Records show that this past Wednesday at 12:42 a.m., police received 911 calls reporting gunfire in Tampa’s 10000 block of N. 23rd Street.