Arrests have been made for the highly publicized shooting in February of Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and the theft of her dogs, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday. One of the people arrested was the woman who claimed to have found the stolen pets, the Los Angeles police. said in a statement.
The attack occurred when Fischer was walking the singer’s three dogs in Hollywood. Fischer was hospitalized but survived, and the two French bulldogs that were stolen were later recovered unharmed. The singer’s popularity and a shocking video of the robbery helped make the story a worldwide headline.
Who are the suspects?
The LAPD statement named James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19 years old; and Lafayette Whaley, 27, as the three people the department believes were involved in the shooting and robbery.
“Detectives do not believe that the suspects targeted the victim because of the dog owner,” the statement said. “However, the evidence suggests that the suspects knew the great value of the breed of dog” and that this was the motive for the theft.
The other two arrested, Harold White, 40, and Jennifer McBride, 50, were determined to be accomplices after the initial crime, according to the statement. McBride is the woman who reported finding the dogs and responded to Lady Gaga’s own offer of a $ 500,000 reward for the safe return of the animals, no questions asked. The statement says she was in a relationship with the father of one of the suspects.
What happened to Lady Gaga’s dog walker?
On February 24, a suspect shot and wounded Fischer and stole two of Lady Gaga’s three French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. The third dog, Miss Asia, was not taken. The robbery occurred at approximately 9:40 p.m. PST, according to the LAPD, and the suspect used a semi-automatic handgun and fled the scene in a white four-door Nissan Altima.
A. gruesome home surveillance video Obtained by TMZ shows a man jumping out of a car and confronting Fischer, saying, “Give it up.” The men fight and a gunshot can be heard, as can the howls of a dog and the panicked cries of the injured victim. “Help me, they shot me. They shot me,” he yells as he lies on the ground. “Oh Lord.” A neighbor can be heard running to help Fischer.
What happened to the dogs?
French bulldogs Koji and Gustav have been returned unharmed.
According to Los Angeles police, a woman brought the dogs to the department’s Olympic Community Police Station two days after they were taken, and Gaga’s representatives were available to confirm that they were the singer’s pets.
At that time, police sources He said TMZ believed that the woman, who they did not identify at the time, was a Good Samaritan who was not involved in the theft of the animals. That seems to have changed.
Lady Gaga’s reaction to crime
When the crime occurred, the singer was not at home in California, but was filming a movie in Italy. (See below for more details). He spoke about the attack in an Instagram post.
“My heart is sick and I pray that my family will be whole again with an act of kindness,” Lady Gaga posted, along with a photo of the dogs. Gaga continued to praise the injured dog walker, writing, “I still love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You will always be a hero.”
Why would someone steal French bulldogs?
In short, they are valuable and in demand. Puppies generally sell for between $ 1,500 and $ 3,000, but they can sell for much more. This is not the first time that French bulldogs, known as Frenchies, have been stolen. In November, two French bulldogs were stolen reported from the backyard of a residence in Daly City, south of San Francisco. And last month, a San Francisco woman reported being violently assaulted and having her Theft of a 6-month-old French bulldog.
French bulldogs have large ears, large square heads, and compact muscular bodies. The American Kennel Club describes the breed as “one of the most popular small dog breeds in the world, especially among city dwellers. The Frenchie is playful, alert, adaptable, and completely irresistible.”
Where was Lady Gaga?
The interpreter was in Rome, filming the new gucci movie, about the famous fashion family dynasty. In the film, Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, an Italian socialite and ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci. Reggiani was tried and convicted for orchestrating her husband’s murder in 1995. Maurizio had two daughters with Reggiani, but left her for another woman. Ridley Scott will direct the film, which is based on Sara Gay Forden’s book The House of Gucci: a sensational tale of murder, madness, glamor and greed.
Who is the injured dog walker?
According to The New York Post’s Ryan Fischer, 30, recently moved to Los Angeles from New York. One of his Instagram pages, Valley of the dogs, features photos of what appear to be Gaga’s dogs, as well as many other canines. That’s where he posted the update on his condition and thanked people for their support.
When he was hospitalized, Fischer shared photos on Instagram, one of him looking unconscious and another awake and sitting.
In the legends, Fischer spoke of the shooting and called Gaga’s dog Asia an “angel” who stayed with him as he lay bleeding.
He also wrote: “I will write and say more later, but the gratitude for all the love I feel from this entire planet is immense and intense. I felt your healing support! Thank you. I am humbled and grateful for the care and focus of the Police were enough to get Koji and Gustav to safety, and I know they are committed to bringing these criminals and assassination attempts to justice. “