Local 10 obtains surveillance video of shooting of AAA contractor in Kendall

Jesus Esquivel's trial set for Oct. 23

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor , Derek Shore - Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Local 10 News obtained home surveillance video on Friday that showed the moment a AAA contractor was shot dead by a man in Kendall.

The video from a neighbor's home shows a man, believed to be Jesus Esquivel, 63, pulling out a gun after Magdiel Hernandez, 38, arrived July 11 at his home on Southwest 87th Court.

A few words appear to have been exchanged before Esquivel allegedly shot Hernandez multiple times.

Seconds later, Esquivel appears to beat Hernandez's lifeless body with a cane, before calling 911 himself.

Miami-Dade police said Esquivel called AAA earlier in the day to fix a malfunctioning car battery.

When the technician called Esquivel to tell him that he was on the way, Esquivel became irate and threatened the technician, police said.

Authorities said the technician called AAA dispatch and asked to be removed from the service call because of the threats.

AAA then assigned Hernandez to the service call, police said.

Police said Esquivel shot Hernandez multiple times. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Esquivel, who is charged with second-degree murder, appeared in court Wednesday, when he learned that his trial will begin on Oct. 23.

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