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Rudolph Gibson, suspect in deadly shooting at pot shop on Fourth of July, denied bail

Posted at 5:20 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 13:12:27-04

UPDATE (May 25, 2018 9:30 a.m.): 

Rudolph Gibson made his first court appearance Friday morning. 

Gibson pleaded not guilty. He was denied bail and a preliminary hearing was set for June 7, 2018. 


It's been nearly a year since a shooting at a marijuana collective left a man dead on the Fourth of July.

On Wednesday, one of the suspects in the shooting death of Michael Dorrough was arrested.

Rudolph Gibson was arrested and booked on Wednesday afternoon and now faces first-degree murder charges.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Gibson, along with Troy Sanders, gunned down Dorrough at the Mars Collective on South Union Avenue between East Pacheco and East White Lane on July 4 last year. 

Sanders was arrested later that month, but Gibson had been on the run since. 

Sanders, who was also charged with first-degree murder, is currently in the midst of his trial. 

Gibson is scheduled to be in court Friday at 8 a.m.