Five individuals were detained Thursday in the shooting of singer Lady Gaga’s walker Ryan Fischer and at 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.
Harold White (age 40) and Jennifer McBride (age 50) are accused of being accessories to attempted murder.
“The investigation revealed that James Jackson, Jaylin White, and Lafayette Whaley were involved in the shooting and robbery at the victim,” the police news release said. “Detectives do not believe the suspects were targeting the sufferer due to the dogs’ owner. However, evidence suggests the suspects knew the excellent value of the breed of puppies and was the motivation for the robbery.”
“Harold White and Jennifer McBride were determined to be accessories after the initial offense,” it proceeds. “McBride reported that she found the dogs and responded to the reward email to reunite the puppies. She finally brought the puppies to LAPD Olympic Station. Detectives were able to establish McBride had a relationship with the dad of one of the suspects,” Harold White.”
“James Jackson, Jaylin White, Lafayette Whaley, and Harold White are all documented gang members from Los Angeles,” the police added.
Grainy nighttime surveillance video of the Feb. 24 dognapping and shooting, which was disseminated earlier by TMZ, showed what appeared like a white sedan bringing up next to Fischer. Two individuals arose from the back passenger seat of the automobile and assaulted Fischer because he cried for assistance. The Moses took two of the puppies into the back seat of the automobile following a gunshot rang out. The car sped less than fifty seconds after the assault started. Fischer was abandoned to the sidewalk.
Lady Gaga provided a $500,000 reward for the dogs. The reward wasn’t compensated, TMZ said while reporting the arrests, because police were suspicious of the woman who reported the animals were found.
My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were shot in Hollywood two nights ago. My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again using a act of kindness. I’ll pay $500,000 for their safe return. Email [email protected] to get in touch with us. pic.twitter.com/3NY9u7Mw2K
If you bought or found them unknowingly, the payoff is the exact same. I continue to adore you Ryan Fischer, you risked your own life to fight for our loved ones. You are forever a fanatic.
A third dog possessed by Lady Gaga was present but was not taken. It raced off but returned to the spectacle.
Here is how the LAPD described the events which Resulted in the puppies being returned:
On February 26, 2021 at roughly 6:00 p.m., a woman met Lady Gaga’s staff and Robbery Homicide Detectives in Los Angeles Police Department Olympic Station using the two missing dogs shot in the recent Hollywood road prosecution.
The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga’s staff to reunite them. The woman’s identity and the place the dogs were found will remain confidential as a result of busy criminal investigation and also for her security.
LAPD Robbery Homicide Detectives will continue to research to make sure the men responsible are finally detained and brought before justice.
Police released brief descriptions of just two of the suspects following the initial Feb. 24 shooting. The suspects”demanded the victim turn over the puppies in gunpoint,” the police said in the time. “The victim fought against the suspects and has been taken by one of the suspects. The suspects took two of the three puppies and fled the scene from the suspect vehicle.”
This report, which started as breaking news, has been updated.