Crime Lady Gaga's dog walker was tailed before shooting and robbery in Los Angeles, court documents say
Arrests made after Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, pets kidnapped
Los Angeles police have made arrests in the kidnapping of Lady Gaga's dogs, according to police sources. Your browser does not support this video © Star Max via AP, FILE The singer's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was walking her three dogs in February when he was approached by two people who attempted to kidnap them. After a brief interaction, Fischer was shot and two of the three dogs were taken to a car and driven away. © Star Max via AP, FILE Lady Gaga is seen with her dog Koji, May 12, 2015, in New York City.
Three men charged in thein February allegedly drove around various parts of Los Angeles looking for French bulldogs before the shooting, according to the felony complaint.
The trio spotted dog walker Ryan Fischer when he was walking three French bulldogs that belonged to the singer.
They followed him in a car and when Fischer walked away from busy Sunset Boulevard. to a more secluded side street, the driver turned off the lights on the vehicle and pulled up next to him, the complaint said.
Five Defendants Arrested in Shooting of Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker and Dognapping of Two French Bulldogs
Five people were arrested Thursday in the shooting of singer Lady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer and in the related dognapping of the singer's two French Bulldogs Koji and Gustav. That's according to a news release by the Los Angeles Police Department. The post Five Defendants Arrested in Shooting of Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker and Dognapping of Two French Bulldogs first appeared on Law & Crime.James Jackson (age 18), Jaylin White (age 19), and Lafayette Whaley (age 27) are all accused of attempted murder and robbery. Harold White (age 40) and Jennifer McBride (age 50) are accused of being accessories to attempted murder.
Two of the three men exited the car and began to choke and hit Fischer in an attempt to wrestle the dogs away from him, according to the complaint.
One of the men then shot Fischer and the trio got away with the dogs, the complaint said.
Vivid audio of the attack
obtained by CNN after the attack showed Fischer walking on Sierra Bonita Avenue before a light-colored sedan slowed and stopped next to him.
At least two people are seen accosting him. The footage also contains vivid audio in which the victim can be heard telling the attackers, "No, no" as he struggles with the men.
The video shows one attacker restrain Fischer, as the other appears to point a gun before a gunshot is heard, and the victim falls backward.
5 arrested in attack and robbery of Lady Gaga's dog walker
Five suspects have been arrested in the February shooting attack and robbery of a man who was walking Lady Gaga's dogs.Police said James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; and Lafayette Whaley, 27; were charged with attempted murder. Harold White, 40; and Jennifer McBride, 50; face charges of being an accessory to attempted murder.
"Oh my God, oh my God, help me," Fischer is heard shouting before the car drives off. As neighbors rush to his aid, Fischer continues to scream for help, saying he's been shot in the heart and lungs and that two dogs have been stolen.
A woman charged in the case allegedly paid $950 for the two dogs that were stolen, then turned them in with hopes of collecting the $500,000 reward offered by Gaga.
Theto the singer after the woman turned them in.
All suspects facing charges pleaded not guilty to the crimes and are scheduled back in court on May 11. It was not immediately clear if they have retained legal counsel.
In a pair offrom March, Fischer said he was "still in recovery from a very close call with death," and was "humbled and grateful" for the outpouring of support he received following the shooting.
He thanked the first responders, including neighbors who summoned help, the Los Angeles Police Department and Gaga for her support.
"Your babies are back and the family is whole... we did it! You have shown so much support throughout this whole crisis to both me and my family. But your support as a friend, despite your own traumatic loss from your kids, was unwavering. I love you and thank you," Fisher wrote.
Heartbroken former president says farewell to family dog Bo Obama .
The Portuguese Water Dog, a gift from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, was adopted by the First Family early in 2009 and joined them for both terms in the White House. Bo helped Obama keep a promise to daughters Malia and Sasha that they could get a dog after winning the election in 2008. © Provided by Daily Mail The Obamas have said a sad farewell to their family pet Bo who passed away Saturday.