Five suspects have been arrested and charged in Lady Gaga’s French Bulldog case. The pop star’s dogs were stolen in a heated argument in February, an incident in which her assistant, who was walking the puppies at the time, was shot and killed.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Police released the names and ages of the five suspects: James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; Lafayette Whaley, 27; Harold White, 40; and Jennifer McBride, 50.
Jackson, Whaley and Jaylin White were allegedly involved in the shooting and theft, while McBride and Harold White were accused of being props after the crime. The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, April 29.
Gaga’s bulldogs were kidnapped on the night of February 24 as Grammy-winning singer’s assistant Ryan Fischer walked the dogs on North Sierra Bonita Avenue. The shooting took place around 9:40 p.m. PST. Fischer survived the attack, but ended up in hospital. Gaga offered a reward of half a million dollars for the return of her dogs.
The unharmed dogs were returned to Gaga by the police. Previously, the police had recovered the pets of a woman who had returned them to the station. This woman is said to be one of the suspects under arrest.
Interestingly, the detectives investigating the case don’t believe the thieves targeted Fischer because of his connection to Gaga. On the contrary, they were after the French Bulldogs because their pedigree earns them a lot of money. The LAPD said in a press release: “The evidence suggests that the suspects knew the great value of the dog breed and were the motivation behind the theft.”