The man who had shot a friend of the singer during the kidnapping was released following a big blunder. Since then, he has been actively sought after.
In February 2021, while Lady Gaga was in Italy filming “House of Gucci,” the friend who looked after and walked her three French bulldogs was violently attacked. He was shot while trying to protect the dogs and was seriously injured. Lady Gaga then promised a reward of half a million dollars to find her dogs.
Two days after the kidnapping, a woman was returning the dogs, saying she found them tied to a post and claimed the reward. But it later turned out that she was in a relationship with the father of one of the three kidnappers. Five people were arrested in connection with the kidnapping.
Among them is James Howard Jackson, 19, who is suspected of being the one who shot Ryan Fischer, the dog walker. He was therefore imprisoned for “attempted murder”. Tuesday, April 5, he appeared before a court in Los Angeles to be formally charged. The idea was to speed up the legal process. But there was a big mistake and he was released the next day by the sheriff.
The prosecutor’s office had written that the charges against him should be dismissed and replaced by the official ones in the indictment. But obviously, there was a misunderstanding and the sheriff’s office only understood the first part: that the charges were dismissed. “Mr. Jackson was indicted under a new case number. He was later released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. We don’t know why they did it, but our office is working with the sheriff’s department to bring Mr. Jackson back into custody,” the prosecutor wrote, quoted in the “Los Angeles Times.”
A warrant has been issued for the suspect and the Sheriff’s Department has issued a call for witnesses for anyone with information about James Howard Jackson.
His victim asks him to surrender
Recovered from his injuries, dog walker Ryan Fischer posted an appeal on his Instagram account, calling on the suspect to surrender. “While I am deeply concerned about the events leading up to his release, I am confident that law enforcement will rectify the error. I call on Mr. Jackson to turn himself in to the authorities, so that the resolution of the crime committed against me will take its course, regardless of the outcome determined by the courts,” he wrote.
And we see on his Instagram account that Ryan Fischer has an eventful life since he announces that he has discovered a black and white tarantula that lives in the blind… above his bed.