Jesus Esquivel, 63, from Miami, Florida, reportedly shot Magdiel Hernandez, 38, with multiple bullets this week after Hernandez, a AAA worker had apparently ‘taken too long’ to show up to Esquivel’s house to fix his car battery.
Esquivel, a disabled Navy SEAL veteran, had apparently gotten into an argument because he didn’t like how long it was going to take to repair his car battery. The driver, realizing Esquivel was acting out, asked his company to send a different driver.
That’s when AAA sent Hernandez, a 10-year employee, to deal with the problem. Hernandez was shot several times in the torso upon his arrival.
The Daily Mail reports:
Hernandez’s uncle Roberto Flavio said he was shot as many as seven times, the Miami Herald reported.
Hernandez died at the scene. His body was found beside his AAA truck.
Flavio told the Herald that Hernandez had a fiancée and was a religious man who went to church every week. His mother and grandmother live in Nicaragua.
‘It’s unbelievable, you know,’ Flavio said. ‘He’s a very good guy, good service-minded individual that’s been working and doing this for years. I can’t believe. I’m in shock.’
Police received a call about an argument and a shooting just after 3pm on Tuesday.
‘We received a 911 call that two males were involved in a verbal altercation,’ said Miami-Dade police Detective Argemis Colome.
‘One man was shot several times and was announced deceased on the scene. The other individual involved in the altercation requested to be transported to a nearby hospital.’
Esquivel requested to be taken to Baptist Hospital for medical attention and early Wednesday he was released into police custody.
Colome said Esquivel did not cooperate with police at first and would not say how many times he shot Hernandez.
After questioning, he eventually admitted to shooting the technician.