Los Angeles police said Thursday that the woman who brought back a stolen French Bulldog was among five people arrested in connection with the theft and shooting of the music star’s pedestrian dog.
Los Angeles Police said in a statement that investigators do not believe the thieves know the dogs belonged to the pop star. Investigators believe that the motivation behind the February 24 robbery was the French Bulldog’s value – which could run into thousands of dollars.
Ryan Fisher, Ryan Fisher, is recovering from a gunshot wound, describing the violence as a “call to death” in posts on social media. He was walking with the three Lady Gaga’s dogs – Asia, Koji, and Gustav – in Hollywood just off Sunset Street when he was attacked.
A video clip from the doorbell camera of a nearby home shows a white sedan hopping off and two men jumping out of it. They struggled with Fisher, one of them pulled a pistol and fired a single bullet before fleeing with two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav.
The video captured Fisher screaming “Oh my God! I’ve been shot!”, “Help me!” And “I’m bleeding in the chest!”
Lady Gaga offered a reward of $ 500,000, “no questions asked”, to be reunited with the dogs. The singer was in Rome at the time filming a movie.
Police initially said the dogs were brought back two days later to the Los Angeles Police Station by a woman who originally appeared to be “uninvolved and unrelated” to the crime. It was not immediately clear whether the woman, identified on Thursday as 50-year-old Jennifer McBride, received the reward.
Los Angeles police said Thursday that it has been revealed that McBride was in an affair with the father of one of the suspects.
Police arrested James Jackson, 18; Jaylene White, 19 years old; Lafayette Wally, 27, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and theft on Tuesday.
White’s father, 40-year-old Harold White, and MacBride have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attempted murder. Jackson, Wiley and the Whites are all documented gang members, according to LAPD.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has indicted the five suspects. It was not immediately clear if they had lawyers who could speak on their behalf.
Online prison records show the five were being held on $ 1 million bail each.
Lady Gaga did not immediately address the arrests on her social media accounts on Thursday afternoon. Representatives of Fisher and Lady Gaga did not respond to requests for comment.