Man fatally shoots AAA worker over long response time, police say

Surveillance video recently released by police captures the moment a Miami man shot and killed a AAA contract worker in July.

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Jesus Esquivel, 63, confessed to fatally shooting the man over the amount of time it took for AAA to get him assistance, the Miami Herald reports.

In a video taken across the street from his Kendall home, a man, believed to be Esquivel, is seen walking up to the AAA contract worker, who is wearing a dark baseball cap and standing behind a white pick up truck. After the two men appear to have a brief argument, the man who approached the worker shoots the worker several times, stands over his body and walks away.

Police said on July 11, Esquivel called a AAA 24-hour roadside technician to help replace his dead car battery, but when told AAA did not have a battery available, he made threats over the phone.

The technician then requested AAA dispatch to remove him from Esquivel’s service call, and an employee of a company contracted by AAA came to assist him instead, police said.

Police said the 38-year-old victim died at the scene, according to the Miami Herald.

Officers took Esquivel to the Miami-Dade County Jail on charges of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

Video from the incident can be found here:
[Video contains graphic content]

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