More information about the attack on Lady Gaga’s dog walker and what happened to him is emerging.
5 suspects arrested for robbery, attempted murder of dog walker
Three men drove around the Hollywood area in late February looking for expensive French bulldogs to steal, prosecutors said.
The felony complaint was filed by prosecutors Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and received Monday by the Associated Press.
In that case, five people are charged – the three men and two alleged accomplices – and all are pleading not guilty.
The Lady Gaga connection was a coincidence, authorities have said.
The motive was the value of the French bulldogs, a breed that can fetch thousands of dollars, and detectives do not believe the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the pop star.
The three men in the sedan – James Jackson, 18, Jaylin White, 19, and Lafayette Whaley, 27 – were arrested last week on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery. Jackson is also accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer.
The trio – alleged gang members nicknamed Infant Dice, Lil Gudda and LFace, respectively – are due back in court on May 11.
Whalmey targeted Jackson and White in Hollywood, the city of West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley on Feb. 24 to “Search for French Bulldogs,” the felony complaint states. They found Fischer and his three fees in Hollywood.
The three creators of the crime followed Fischer as he walked the dogs. They turned off the car’s lights and followed them onto an isolated side street.
Jackson and White jumped out and attacked Fischer while stealing two of the three dogs. Jackson pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and fired, hitting Fischer once before fleeing.
The camera recorded the dog walker screaming “Oh my God, I’ve been shot!”, “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding out through my chest!”.
Over the next two days, White’s father, Harold White, and Jennifer McBride, who was in a relationship with the elder White, were involved in the robbery prosecutors wrote.
They allegedly helped the younger White to avoid arrest and McBride turned the dogs back over to police.
He claimed he had found the animals tied to a pole.