The United States Marshals Service is searching for the guy who reportedly shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker after he was wrongly released from jail.
James Howard Jackson was one of three individuals charged with attempted murder and robbery in February 2021 for allegedly killing Ryan Fischer and attempting to kidnap Lady Gaga’s three French bulldogs. The Marshals are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Jackson’s capture.
According to the Marshals’ statement, he “must be regarded as armed and dangerous.” Jackson, 19, was one of five people arrested last year; nevertheless, he was released in April “due to a technical error.” Since then, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Major Crime Team has petitioned the United States Marshals for assistance in apprehending him.
Fischer issued the following statement shortly after Jackson’s release: “While I’m very troubled by the circumstances surrounding his release, I’m confident law enforcement will address the wrong.
“I request that Mr. Jackson surrender himself to the authorities so that the resolution of the crime perpetrated against me can take place, regardless of the decision determined by the courts. “I appreciate everyone’s support throughout this difficult time,” he continued.
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Jackson is charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery in the second degree, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and felon in possession of a concealed firearm in a motor vehicle.
Jackson is suspected of shooting Fischer when he walked the dogs in Los Angeles with a.40-caliber handgun. He and the two other suspects then escaped in a vehicle with Koji and Gustav, two of the dogs. Two days later, the animals were returned to the police.
Fischer suffered a collapsed lung due to the attack, which left him in critical condition. In September, he told Gayle King on CBS Mornings that the ER staff told him they did not believe he would survive that night.
He also commended Gaga, 36, for her unwavering support during his recuperation after the shooting.
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Fischer stated, “She has been extremely helpful.” After I was attacked, my family was flown out and trauma therapists were flown in, and I lived at her house for months while friends consoled me and security surrounded me.
Shortly after the incident, Gaga issued a statement in which she referred to Fischer as a “hero.”