WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Five suspects were arrested for allegedly stealing Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs.
- One of the suspects has also been charged with the attempted murder of Lady Gaga’s dog walker.
- The suspects are held on $1 million bails each.
The suspects in the violent kidnapping of Lady Gaga’s two French Bulldogs, and attempted murder of her dog walker Ryan Fischer, have been arrested. They’re facing charges of robbery and attempted murder.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, they have arrested five suspects on Thursday, including James Jackson, 18, Jaylin White, 19, and Lafayette Whaley, 27. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said the three are charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, and second-degree robbery.
Jackson, who allegedly shot Fischer and was carrying a concealed firearm in the vehicle during the incident, also faces assault charges and felony, while White faces one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, according to The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The other two suspects, Harold White, 40, and Jennifer McBride, 50, were arrested and charged with one count of possession of a firearm, and a charge of receiving stolen property, respectively.
McBride returned the dog after a $500,000 reward was posted, but police determined that they were accessories to the crime. White, the father of Jaylin, had a relationship with McBride.
According to the LAPD, the suspects knew how much the dogs cost, which motivated them to carry out the crime.
Three of the suspects were “documented gang members from Los Angeles,” the LAPD said.
The incident happened on the night of February 24 in Los Angeles, as Fischer was walking Gaga’s three French bulldogs.
The suspects approached Fischer, pointed a gun at him, and demanded the dogs. They shot him once and drove away with two of the dogs.
Fischer underwent surgery, and the dogs were safely returned a few days later.
During that time, the police said that a woman found the dogs tied to a pole. She then reached out to Lady Gaga’s staff to return them. The woman’s identity was initially concealed, but police later confirmed that McBride was the one who returned the dogs.
In an Instagram post, Fischer previously expressed his gratitude for the police’s attention that led to the safe return of the dogs and said that he is confident that the police are “committed to bringing these criminals and attempted murderers to justice.”
The crime is still under investigation. The arraignment of the suspects is scheduled for Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. It is not clear whether the suspects have legal representation.
Gaga and Fischer are yet to comment on the issue.
Source: Fox News