Santa Fe police issued an arrest warrant for an Allsup’s gas station security guard who is suspected of shooting at a group of men photographing their cars early June 14.

Officers responded to a call reporting shots were fired around 12:15 a.m. at the Allsup’s, 650 Cerrillos Road, across from Railyard Park. An officer spoke with three men near the REI store who said the guard, later identified as 38-year-old Jesus Duran, had fired a gun at them, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court.

The men told police they had stopped at the Allsup’s for gas and then began taking photos of their cars. They began arguing with Duran, they, said and as they left, he fired shots at them.

When officers interviewed Duran, he said the men had fired at him as they left and denied shooting at anyone. No gun was found in any of the three cars that had been at the station, but a 9mm handgun was found in the trunk of Duran’s vehicle, the affidavit stated.

Duran has multiple felony convictions from 2012 and 2013. He faces three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of shooting at or from a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon and tampering with evidence.

(26) comments

Mark Mller

Oh man can I tell you stories of those tru guards. As a frequent shopper of allsups I have seen the allsups people doing things with the tru guards in their cars. One time I walked into an allsups and there was no one in there. So I walked out only to see a female allsups worker getting out of a males tru security vehicle. They were both acting suspicious. When the tru guard stepped out I could have sworn I saw him button and zip up his pants WHILE IN UNIFORM! discusting!! I have even seen those guards wear a firearm to work... why would they need a firearm for allsups?? Most people who shop there are nice. I asked the guard once if he was certified to carry a firearm at allsups, he simply laughed at me told me it wasn't needed and to get off the property and not come back. Horrible!! I don't think he was licensed to carry a firearm. I tried calling their office to report the guard but they never answer. How are these guys even still in business? Also aren't there laws and regulations for security guards? I'm pretty sure those tru guards are breaking the laws and regulations of being a security guard. Someone needs to look into this, immediately!!

Desmond Archuleta

For everyone asking about the security company, it Equipment 4 Less, DBA Tru Security, owned by Rodney Lyle Tingley. If you go to any Allsups at night and ask their security to show their license (They are required to by law), odds are you'll find that they don't have one. It is against the law for them to work as a guard without a license, and it is against the law for Rod to employ them without a license.

Hugh Elliot

This incident doesn't surprise me. I personally am more scared of the so called "security guard" at any Allsups, or Market Street or Whole Paycheck, than any possible "bad guy" intending to rob the place for a bit of cash. These "security guards" don't inspired any sense of extra security. I suppose, to keep their low paid boring jobs they want to be useful, with nothing much happening, ever...and then something "exciting" happens, and people get shot for all the wrong reasons. Under-educated, under-trained "security" staff, don't make me feel any safer, upon paying for gas, or buying a few groceries. It's the opposite of what is intended.

Margaret Eyler

Can we all just agree that it's pathetic that we have have to have security guards at gas stations? There's a bigger conversation that needs to happen here...

Karen Hare

Multiple Felony convictions and he was able to get a job as a Security Guard. Thanks Awesome!!

Donald Apodaca

Karen, SCARY. The company that hired him should be FINED.

Khal Spencer

I want the New Mexican to post the name of the security company who hired a twice convicted felon. That is simply a gross case of incompetence on their part. Lucky no one was shot.

Desmond Archuleta

Equipment 4 Less, DBA Tru Security, owned by Rodney Lyle Tingley.

Ramon David

Who is the security company and why didn't they do a background check?

"convicted felons may not own firearms in the state" - https://statelaws.findlaw.com/new-mexico-law/new-mexico-gun-control-laws.html

Khal Spencer

It is also Federal law. 18 USC 922 g, n

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-ut/legacy/2013/06/03/guncard.pdf

Desmond Archuleta

Equipment 4 Less, DBA Tru Security, owned by Rodney Lyle Tingley.

Andrew Lucero

Only in Santa Fe can someone with multiple felony convictions get a job as a security guard. And yet, these are the kind of people that the city has contracted with to patrol downtown instead of the police. Yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

Charlotte Rowe

Rumor has it this is also possible in Albuquerque. What I want to know is why on earth is an Allsup's security guard carrying a weapon?

Khal Spencer

Whole Foods also has armed security. As long as they are highly trained, that is fine with me.

Desmond Archuleta

Ask Rod Tingley, owner of Equipment 4 Less, DBA Tru Security, the company who employed the guard and many others like him.

Khal Spencer

Not all security companies are created equal. I would like the New Mexican to find out who was the responsible security entity in this case. Allsups? Some company they hired? Whoever the guard worked for would be in a world of hurt from a wrongful shooting lawsuit (assuming the paper got its facts right) had someone been hit.

Desmond Archuleta

Equipment 4 Less, DBA Tru Security, owned by Rodney Lyle Tingley.

Richard Reinders

Thanks Mayor Webber we have to protect ourselves and our businesses with just anyone we can find, instead of the police, this is what defund the police gets you and every security company the city hires defunds the police but in a behind the back way. I think there was trouble from both sides a person doesn't just start shooting for no reason doesn't make sense.

Craig O'Hare

"This is what defund the police gets you." Except that we didn't defund the police. Not at all. When your comments, Richard, are premised on lies, they have no credibility.

Charlotte Rowe

At least he's consistent.

Richard Reinders

You need to increase the police with population and issues, not hire private security so yes it is defunding police, Webber could have given the PD the $4 plus million he pays private security to add police.

Khal Spencer

Police are for general patrolling and community policing. Individual stores and malls hire their own folks for onsite protection. I think they could be complimentary rather than either/or. That said, we need a well staffed, well trained, and well paid SFPD.

Lee DiFiore

The Santa Fe PD has had a persistent 20% - 25% officer vacancy rate for many years now. For whatever reason Santa Fe has been unwilling to solve that problem. While it may be true the city has not taken funds from the PD budget, this chronic shortage of officers is, de facto, defunding of the police.

Lupe Molina

The police budget was increased over lost year's. But I know you're not the kind of guy to let silly little facts get in the way.

Khal Spencer

Yeah, that was a lost year, come to think of it...

[wink]

Lupe Molina

I was going to correct myself but realized the same coincidence. Budget still went up though and service from police didn't get any better.

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