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Five People Have Been Arrested For Shooting Lady Gaga’s Dogwalker And Stealing Her Bulldog

One of the people arrested actually returned the dogs to police, trying to claim the $500,000 reward.

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Five people have been arrested and charged over the recent armed theft of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs and the shooting of her dogwalker in Los Angeles in February.

As reported by Deadline, three people — James Jackson, Jaylin White, and Lafayette Whaley — were charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, while Harold White (the father of Jaylin) and Jennifer McBride were charged with acting accessories after the fact.

Jackson, both Whites, and Whaley are reportedly documented gang members; the Los Angeles Police Department believes the value of the dogs was the motivation for the theft, but does not believe the group knew the dogs belonged to the popstar.

McBride was the person who brought the bulldogs to the police after Lady Gaga offered a USD $500,000 reward for their safe return — she claimed she had simply found the two dogs, Koji and Gustav. Officers then ascertained she was in a relationship with Harold White.

The dogwalker Ryan Fischer, who was shot once, is reportedly recovering well. “I am still in recovery from a very close call with death and have kept myself (for the most part, I mean I am human) from the growing media story,” he wrote on Instagram on March 2. “The gratitude for all the love I feel from around this planet is immense and intense.”

Fischer was walking the dogs near Sunset Boulevard on February 24 when he was attacked — nearby security footage shows two men leaping out of a nearby car, before an altercation with Fischer ensued and a shot was fired.