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Lady Gaga’s dog walker shooter inadvertently released by Los Angeles sheriffs: NPR


James Howard Jackson was in police custody for attempted murder in connection with the shooting of Lady Gaga’s dog walker and the theft of two of her French bulldogs in February 2021.

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Lady Gaga’s dog walker shooter inadvertently released by Los Angeles sheriffs: NPR

James Howard Jackson was in police custody for attempted murder in connection with the shooting of Lady Gaga’s dog walker and the theft of two of her French bulldogs in February 2021.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

A man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker in a botched pet robbery last year was inadvertently released from jail on Wednesday and remains at large, the city’s sheriff’s department said. Los Angeles County to NPR.

James Howard Jackson was in custody for attempted murder in connection with the February 2021 shooting, as well as the theft of two of the Grammy-winning singer’s French bulldogs.

But after attending court proceedings at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday, Jackson was released the next day due to what the sheriff’s department said was a clerical error.

It appears that in an effort to expedite the court process, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office had decided to dismiss the existing charges against Jackson in order to indict the 19-year-old on a grand jury indictment. . These charges were later filed with the court under a new case number.

Unfortunately, the new information was not passed on to all relevant departments, including the prison where Jackson was being held.

“Mr. Jackson was subsequently released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department,” the district attorney’s office told NPR in an emailed statement. “We don’t know why they did it.”

Jackson and two other men were allegedly involved in the shooting of dog walker Ryan Fischer, who refused to give up on the pop star’s pooches even at gunpoint. Fisher suffered serious injuries that resulted in the collapse of one of his lungs after his initial discharge from hospital. He eventually had to remove parts of it, but he’s now recovered.

The French bulldog was returned to authorities two days later by a woman who said she found them.

On Thursday, the district attorney’s office said it was working with the sheriff’s department to bring Jackson back into custody. They are asking anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s department.

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