5 Suspects Arrested in Theft of Lady Gaga’s Dogs, and Shooting of Her Dog Walker
Suspects in the attack on Lady Gaga’s dog walker and the theft of two of her French Bulldog’s are being held on a million dollars bail. I appreciate that the court and prosecutors are taking this event seriously, hopefully not only because the dog’s belong a show business celebrity.
Three of the suspects, ranging in age from 18 to 27, were arrested on charges of attempted murder. The other two suspects, aged 40 and 50, were charged with accessory to attempted murder. The LAPD said four of the five suspects are documented gang members. And the “good samaritan” who accepted Gaga’s $500,000 reward was also charged and a part of the group of “bad guys.”
As police have described, Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was walking the three French Bulldogs in the area of Sierra Bonita Ave. and Sunset Blvd. just before 10 p.m. local time when two suspects approach him in a four-door sedan.
The men exited the car, demanded the dogs at gunpoint and “struggled” with Fischer before shooting him once. They drove off with two of the bulldogs, named Koji and Gustav, and left Fischer and the third dog behind.
Fischer, a friend of the pop star who was walking her dogs, was left on the street in a pool of blood and could have died. He clearly put his life on the line for the dogs. He revealed in March that his lung collapsed after he was initially discharged from the hospital, and that he eventually needed to have portions of it removed. Fisher is still recovering.
Detectives do not believe the suspects were targeting the dogs belonging to Lady Gaga because of her celebrity, but instead evidence suggests the suspects knew the great value of the breed,
“This was a brazen street crime that left a man seriously wounded,” said Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, in a separate statement announcing the charges. “We have alleged very serious charges in this case and have faith that justice will be appropriately served as this case unfolds in court.”