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911 audio: Winter Haven man confesses to shooting, killing father

Kyle Raemisch suggested in the recording that there had been some sort of disagreement over money.

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A Winter Haven man was arrested on a capital felony charge Sunday morning after the Polk County Sheriff's Office said he killed his father inside their home.

Kyle Raemisch, 21, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his dad, 52-year-old Christopher Raemisch.

Detectives say the two men lived alone together.

Just after 10 a.m. on July 31, dispatchers received two 911 calls – one from a neighbor reporting the shooting and the other from Kyle himself. In his call, Kyle can be heard confessing to shooting his father.

Responding deputies saw Christopher dead in the garage. On a nearby shelf was a SIG Sauer 9mm handgun. Fourteen spent shell casings were on the garage floor, with another spent casing in the foyer.

Investigators say Christopher had been shot multiple times. There were bullet holes in a surfboard and garage door.

Though not heard in the portion of the 911 calls released by the sheriff's office, authorities said Kyle admitted to shooting his father in the head because of a dispute about money. 

In an emailed statement, the sheriff's office said Kyle was asked how many times he shot his father and reportedly responded: "Too many times."

Kyle was booked into the Polk County Jail. Deputies say he was read his Miranda Rights and requested a lawyer.

"Everyone is safe, the suspect is in custody and Kyle is going to prison for a very long time for murdering a family member," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said during a brief Sunday press conference.

The sheriff's office released brief portions of both 911 calls. The audio from both calls can be heard in the clip below. Transcriptions are below the video.

Neighbor 911 Call:

Dispatcher: 911, what is the address of the emergency?

Neighbor: Um, I'm at [redacted] but my neighbor's across the street's son is shooting the gun out in the garage and just – I mean – he is just going...

Dispatcher: OK, are you at [redacted]?

Neighbor: Um, I'm afraid to go out there cause I mean...

Dispatcher: OK, can you just see him from your house? 

Neighbor: I can see him from the house, yes. I can see him from the house. I can see him coming in –

Dispatcher: Is it a white male or Black male?

Neighbor: He's a white male

Dispatcher: How many shots have you heard?

Neighbor: Uh, at least nine, maybe 10.

Dispatcher: Do you know – can you see the gun? What kind of gun is it?

Neighbor: Uh, it's a handgun. I know that much.

Dispatcher: Just stay on the line. Just stay on the line.

Neighbor: Oh trust me, I'm staying on the line with you. I do not see his father, whose – his name is [redacted].

Dispatcher: And, the guy that's shooting is a white male you say, how old?

Neighbor: Yeah, his son.

Kyle Raemisch 911 Call:

Dispatcher: 911, what's the address of the emergency?

Kyle: [redacted] My dad was trying to kill me.

Dispatcher: How was he trying to kill you?

Kyle: With (unintelligible) money.

Dispatcher: With what?

Kyle: The money. With Money.

Dispatcher: How was he trying to kill you with money?

Kyle: You'll see how later.

Dispatcher: No, no, no, no, what's going on?

Kyle: My dad is trying to kill me.

Dispatcher: OK, where's he at?

Kyle: He's dead now.

Dispatcher: OK, well, what do you mean by that?

Kyle: He was trying to kill me.

Dispatcher: OK, he was trying to kill you, but now he's dead? What happened? What's your name, honey?

Kyle: [redacted]

Dispatcher: OK, are you home by yourself right now? Where's your dad?

Kyle: He's here.

Dispatcher:  OK, did you do something to him?

Kyle: Mhmm.

Dispatcher:  What'd you do?

Kyle: I shot him.

Dispatcher:  OK, you shot him? Where's the gun at?

Kyle: It's in my room.

Dispatcher:  OK, just stay on the phone with me.

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