Trenton hero bar owner Edgar Esquivel murdered in Guatemala

Edgar Esquivel, owner of Puerto Barrios Bar & Restaurant on the 800 block of Chambers St. Trenton, murdered in Guatemala. (Submitted photo)

Edgar Esquivel, the popular owner of Puerto Barrios Bar and Restaurant on Chambers St., has died after a violent armed attack in Agua Blanca, Guatemala.

Esquivel, 55, suffered a gunshot wound to the head early Saturday morning in the Tecuan neighborhood. Firefighters attended Esquivel, but he died in an ambulance.

Esquivel had achieved celebrity status in July 2011 when he saved Brenda Charcalla, her two sons and a family friend from a fiery crash on a Virginia highway.

Guatemalan police arrested this man for the murder of Edgar Esquivel, owner of Puerto Barrios Bar & Restaurant in Trenton.  Witnesses said the two men had shared drinks before the evening turned violent.  The alleged killer pulled out a gun and fired one bullet into Esquivel's head.  (Submitted photo)
Guatemalan police arrested this man for the murder of Edgar Esquivel, owner of Puerto Barrios Bar & Restaurant in Trenton. Witnesses said the two men had shared drinks before the evening turned violent. The alleged killer pulled out a gun and fired one bullet into Esquivel’s head. (Submitted photo)

Esquivel was following a truck towing a camper when that vehicle left the road and entered a wooded area. Husband and father Gary Charcalla were killed in the incident. Esquivel helped another rescuer lift a transmission from Brenda and then carried her to safety. He then broke truck windows and freed the children just as the vehicle caught fire.

In October 2016, five years after the rescue, Brenda Charcalla visited Esquivel at his Chambers St. restaurant. Friends had used Facebook to reunite the two. Charcalla presented Esquivel with a plaque expressing her gratitude for his courage.

On Saturday morning, the hero who had saved four lives was killed.

In a late-developing story, Guatemalan Tecuan police arrested a suspect in Esquivel’s murder. Police said the two men had shared drinks before the violent incident occurred.

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Edgar Esquivel, popular owner of Bar and Restaurante Puerto Barrios on Chambers St., plays a violent attack on an armado in Agua Blanca, Guatemala.

Esquivel, at the age of 55, has been given a gentleman of bala in the kitchen of the sábado in the Tecuan district. Bombs help an Esquivel as he falls into an ambulance.

He rose to fame in July 2011 when he was fired by Brenda Charcalla, while a relative of a violent accident in an interesting career in Virginia.

He continued on in a truck that swapped a caravan for his vehicle in the car and ended up in a wooded area. An incident with the friend and chaplain, Gary Charcalla. Esquivel is able to save more people from Brenda’s car and from another sector. Luego romps around ventilating the truck and freeing our niños while the vehicle is on llamas.

In October 2016, Brenda Charcalla visited Esquivel at her Chambers St restaurant a year later. Los friends used Facebook to organize a reunion. Charcalla begins in a place highlighted by its Valentine.

If you go through the month, you will stop living while saving your life.

In a latest article from Tecuan, Guatemala police have arrested Esquivel police. The police deal with people who engage in violent incidents.

(Article translation by Laura Mora).