Posted: Jan 22, 2013 7:01 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2013 7:21 PM
A fight between a man and his son led to a shot fired at a Lexington police officer. It happened just before 11:00 am on Woodside Circle.
On a freezing cold Tuesday in January, police officers responded to a domestic dispute at a brick house in a quiet cul-de-sac. It quickly escalated into something terrifying for those officers and the people outside.
"I heard the gun go off, and I was ready to jump out of the truck to make sure I didn't get shot," says David Prewitt.
Prewitt was on the job this morning, picking up garbage on his route, when he saw the events that led to a man shooting at a police officer.
"I seen a guy get a rifle out of the back of his truck, and went up through the house and he was talking to a guy on the porch. I just thought they were talking, and then next thing I know the police pulled in," recalls Prewitt.
Lexington Police say their officers were responding to a domestic violence complaint from the house, involving a fight between the man who lives there and his son, Phillip Preston Resmondo, 24, who LEX18 is told goes by Preston. When the first officer arrived, Resmondo allegedly lashed out.
"The suspect did discharge the firearm in the direction of officers as they did arrive," says Commander Ken Armstrong with Lexington Police.
"The father grabbed his son and threw the rifle out in the yard and wrestled him down, and that's when the officer came over and got on top of him," says Prewitt.
As the father tackled his son to get the gun away, police deployed a taser on Resmondo, and he didn't resist anymore.
"It's a bad situation, but it turned out as well as it could considering the circumstances," says Commander Armstrong.
Resmondo faces serious charges including Attempted Murder, two counts of Wanton Endangerment, two counts of Assault 3rd degree, and one count of resisting arrest. He is lodged at the Fayette County Detention Center.