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Five Arrested In Connection With Lady Gaga Dognapping And Shooting Of Dog Walker

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Five Arrested In Connection With Lady Gaga Dognapping And Shooting Of Dog Walker

Five people have been arrested in connection with the violent theft of Lady Gaga's dogs.

The singer's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot in Los Angeles on 24 February and her French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were abducted. Her other bulldog, named Miss Asia, ran away and was recovered by police.

Gaga - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - offered a $500,000 (£359,000) reward for their safe return and the dogs were handed in to police on 26 February.

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Now Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has arrested James Jackson, Jaylin White and Lafayette Whaley - aged 18, 19, and 27, respectively - and they have been charged with attempted murder and robbery.

Jaylin White's father, 40-year-old Harold White, and 50-year-old Jennifer McBride have been charged with accessory to attempted murder.

All four men are 'documented gang members', while McBride handed in the dogs to police.

LAPD said the evidence suggests they didn't know Fischer worked for Gaga, but they were motivated by 'the great value of the breed of dogs'.

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Fischer survived the attack but had to have part of his lung removed.

Gaga previously said that the theft had made her heart 'sick' and that Fischer was a 'hero'.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Lady Gaga

Topics: Dog, Lady Gaga, Celebrity, US News, crime

Jake Massey
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