Los Angeles police re-arrested the man involved in Lady Gaga’s dog walking shooting Wednesday, nearly four months after the gunman was mistakenly released from prison.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was charged with attempted murder when he was arrested a second time in Palmdale, California after a huge multi-functional agency huntingAccording to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
An “armed and dangerous” fugitive was on the run for attempted murder when he was mistakenly released from prison on April 6.
His victim, Ryan FischerIn 2021, when Lady Gaga’s dog was kidnapped, he was shot in the chest and suffered a collapsed lung.
The trio took off with two dogs, Koji and Gustav. Partner returned two days later hoping to collect the $500,000 reward the pop star had promised for his safe return.
Jackson was arrested along with Jaylin White (19) and Lafayette White (27) in 2021. in April They were charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery during the commission of a crime.
Two others, Harold White and Jennifer McBride, were charged as accessories: McBride played the role of finding the dogs.
Investigators said the suspects did not know about the French can fetch thousands on the black market – owned by the “Born This Way” singer and targeting dogs purely for their resale value.
But police believe the suspected dog thieves were scared off by all the publicity surrounding Gaga’s lost kittens – and gave up the dogs in an attempt to cash in on the hefty reward.
Jackson was released from a Los Angeles jail after a clerical error revealed that the original charges against him had been dropped by the prison system. The indictment was supposed to be superseded by a grand jury indictment that was never filed, the report said.
The U.S. Marshals Service offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to Jackson’s arrest after the LA County Sheriff’s Department asked the agency to get involved.