Suspect, 19, who 'shot Lady Gaga's dog walker and stole her prized French bulldogs' is finally recaptured FIVE MONTHS after he was mistakenly freed from an LA jail due to a 'clerical error'
- James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly five months after he was mistakenly released from jail
- He was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs
- Jackson was one of five people arrested in connection with the Feb. 24, 2021, attack in Hollywood
- He had been released from jail while awaiting trial 'due to a clerical error'
A suspect mistakenly released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday nearly five months after he was released from jail while awaiting trial 'due to a clerical error,' the county Sheriff´s Department said in a statement.
Jackson was one of five people arrested in connection with the Feb. 24, 2021, attack in Hollywood.
James Howard Jackson, 19, who has been accused of shooting Lady Gaga's dogwalker last year, is being sought by the authorities in Los Angeles after he was mistakenly released from jail on Wednesday
A photo released by the LA County Sheriff's Department on Friday shows Jackson's distinctive neck tattoo depicting flaming dice
LA County jail records show that Jackson was let go after his charges, including attempted murder, were 'dismissed'; cops are now searching for him
Lady Gaga pictured here with her French Bulldog Koji, which was stolen off the street during an armed attack on her dog walker
Last month, the U.S. Marshals Service announced a reward up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Jackson's arrest comes as one of three men charged in the case pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery.
Jaylin Keyshawn White, 20, was immediately sentenced to four years in state prison, Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee told NBC4.
Jackson was allegedly among three men who ambushed Fischer (pictured) in Hollywood on February 24, 2021, while he was walking his employer's dogs
Ryan Fischer (left), Lady Gaga's dogwalker, was shot in the chest while walking the singer's French Bulldogs, which were then stolen in Hollywood
Koji (left) and Gustav (right) were snatched by the attackers after Jackson allegedly shot Fischer in the chest during a scuffle
Fischer, 41, suffered a collapsed lung and ended up losing pieces of the organ as a result of the shooting
Prosecutors said Jackson and two other alleged gang members had driven around looking for expensive French bulldogs to steal, then spotted, tailed and robbed Ryan Fischer as he walked Lady Gaga's dogs near the famed Sunset Boulevard.
Fischer was with the pop star's three dogs named Asia, Koji and Gustav.
During a violent struggle, Fischer was hit, choked and then shot in an attack captured by the doorbell camera of a nearby home.
The video captured Fischer screaming, 'Oh, my God! I´ve been shot!' and 'Help me!' and 'I´m bleeding out from my chest!'
Fischer lost part of a lung. About a month after the crime, he posted on Instagram that his recovering has gone well.
The pop star's dogs were returned two days later by a woman who claimed she had found them tied to a pole and asked about Lady Gaga's offer of a $500,000 reward if the dogs were returned 'no questions asked.' The singer was in Rome at the time filming a movie.
The woman was charged with receiving stolen property and the father of another suspect is charged with helping him avoid arrest.
Jackson already had been charged in the attack and had pleaded not guilty when the county district attorney's office filed a superseding indictment that charged him with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a robbery and assault with a semiautomatic firearm.
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