Five Suspects Arrested in Lady Gaga Dognapping Case
The LAPD charged three with attempted murder and armed robbery.
Two months after Lady Gaga's French bulldogs, Gustav and Koji, were stolen during a walk and returned two days later and dog-walker Ryan Fischer was shot, the Los Angeles Police Department has arrested five people allegedly involved in the incident. Variety reports that three suspects, James Jackson, Jaylin White, and Lafayette Whaley, are being charged with attempted murder and armed robbery. Harold White and Jennifer McBride are being accused of acting as accessories to the crime.
Detectives made the arrests on Tuesday after serving a search warrant. They charged the suspects on Thursday. All of the suspects are being held on $1 million bail.
A press release from the LAPD alleges that McBride "responded to the reward email to return the dogs. She ultimately brought the dogs to LAPD Olympic Station. Detectives were able to establish McBride had a relationship with the father of one of the suspects, Harold White."
"Detectives do not believe the suspects were targeting the victim because of the dogs' owner," the release reads. "Evidence suggests the suspects knew the great value of the breed of dogs and was the motivation for the robbery."
Although Gaga has not released a statement on the arrests, she did call Fisher a hero in an Instagram post after the incident.
"I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family," she wrote. "You're forever a hero."