According to a Florida sheriff’s office, a 21-year-old man called 9-1-1 on the morning of July 31 to report that he had shot his father “too many times.”
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Kyle Raemisch had told dispatchers he shot his 52-year-old father, Christopher Raemisch, in the head in the garage of their Winter Haven home, located 45 miles southwest of Orlando.
When asked why he shot his father, Raemisch said it was “because of the money.” He then told dispatchers that felt he “had been held hostage for far too long” and had shot his father “too many times.”
The sheriff’s office later released the full transcript of the dispatch call.
According to the audio, Raemisch first told police that his father had tried to kill him. When asked how, he responded, “with money.”
“How is he trying to kill you with money?” the dispatcher asked.
“You’ll see how later,” Raemisch responded.
Raemisch then told dispatchers that his father was dead.
“I shot him,” he said.
“You shot him? Where’s the gun at?” the dispatcher replied.
“It’s in my room,” Raemisch said.
Upon investigation, deputies discovered 14 shell casings belonging to a Sig Sauer handgun on the garage floor. The deceased victim was found on his side with gunshot wounds “throughout his body.” A door and a surfboard behind the victim’s body were also riddled with bullet holes.
A neighbor from across the street told deputies that they heard gunshots coming from the garage of the home and then saw the victim lying dead.
“I can see him from the house,” the neighbor said in a 9-1-1 dispatch call after the shooting. “I can see him coming in and out.”
Deputies then arrested Raemisch on a charge of first-degree murder and booked him at the Polk County Jail.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd posted a video on Facebook to reassure the public that Raemisch was in custody and that homicide teams were investigating the scene. “Kyle’s going to prison for a very long time for murdering a family member,” he said.