Home Invader Shot After Shooting Man In Face



” Two men and one woman were at home when Matthew Banks, 26, entered the house at 4:25 a.m., according to a Gainesville Police report in which the address of the incident and the names of the victims were redacted.

Authorities did not reveal the condition of the wounded victim or Banks, of 2229 SE 30th Drive.

Police gave this account: The male victim was asleep on a couch when Banks and a second suspect entered the house.

A woman in the house had gotten up to check on another person in the house, who is blind, when she heard two loud booms and then the man shouting that he had been shot in the face.

The woman got a gun from a closet and walked down the hall toward the living room when she saw Banks pointing a gun at her. She fired a shot and told police that she was sure that she hit him.”