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Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer says he is “deeply concerned” that the man who allegedly shot her was accidentally released from prison.
Fischer took to Instagram on Friday to share his reaction to the suspect’s escape.
“While I am deeply concerned about the events leading up to his release, I am confident that law enforcement will rectify the error,” Fischer’s statement read.
“I ask Mr. Jackson to surrender to the authorities, so that the resolution of the crime committed against me takes its course, whatever the decision of the courts. Thank you to all those who support me during this time.”
LADY GAGA DOG WALKER SHOOTING SUSPECT RELEASED FROM JAIL BY MISTAKE
the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that they were looking for a suspect linked to the filming of Lady Gagadog walker. A department statement said 19-year-old James Howard Jackson was released on Wednesday “due to a clerical error.”
“The investigation is continuing and the LASD Major Crimes Office is actively working to return Mr. Jackson to custody,” the statement said.
Authorities called Jackson’s release “inadvertent.”
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On Feb. 24, 2021, Fischer was walking Gaga’s French Bulldogs named Miss Asia, Koji and Gustav at night in Los Angeles. He was shot in the chest and two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen. Fischer was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery and, thankfully, a few days later, Gaga’s dogs were brought back safe and sound.
Jackson was arrested along with four other people. Jackson was charged with shooting Fischer and attempted murder, second-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, among other counts.
His release came after charges against him were dismissed on Wednesday, according to FOX 11 in Los Angeles.
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The charges were supposed to be replaced by an indictment before a grand jury, but the new charges were not filed and the administrative error freed him, KNBC-TV in Los Angeles reported.
Both dogs were eventually returned after a woman who was later arrested brought the dogs to a police station in an attempt to collect Gaga’s $500,000 reward.