The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was searching for a suspect connected to the shooting of Lady Gaga’s dog walker after he was released from jail by mistake this week, according to Fox News.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested along with four others last year after the singer’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot four times in the chest when he resisted two men allegedly trying to take the dogs while he was walking them (Gaga’s beloved dogs Koji, Miss Asia and Gustavo) last February. Fischer survived the attack and the two dogs, Koji and Gustavo, were later safely recovered. The woman who “found” the dogs was also arrested, as cops were suspicious of her being involved in the dognapping, and they advised Gaga not to pay the $500,000 reward.
Jackson was accused of shooting Fischer and charged with attempted murder, second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, among other charges. His release came after the charges against him were dismissed on Wednesday (April 6). The charges were supposed to be replaced by a grand jury indictment, but the new charges weren’t filed, and the administrative error let him go free.