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Lady Gaga's Dog Walker Speaks Out After His Alleged Attacker Was Mistakenly Released

Lady Gaga's Dog Walker, Ryan Fischer, posted to his social media asking one of the suspects involved in his attack from last year to turn himself back in to the authorities after he was unintentionally released from custody last week. 

By Chambolion Fairley
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Lady Gaga’s dog walker released a statement after one of the suspects allegedly involved in his attack was mistakenly released from Los Angeles County jail last week.

Ryan Fischer responded to the incident in a social media post on Friday, writing that while he is “deeply concerned” over the accidental release of James Howard Jackson, he is “confident law enforcement will rectify the error.”

“I ask for Mr. Jackson to turn himself over to the authorities, so the resolution to the crime committed against me runs its course, whatever the courts determine that outcome to be. Thank you to everyone who is supporting me during this time,” Fischer’s post read. 

The Los Angeles DA’s Office announced that Jackson,19, was unintentionally released from custody last week after he was indicted for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a robbery and assault with a semiautomatic weapon. 

As Oxygen.com previously reported, Jackson was freed due to a clerical error — jail records mistakenly showed that the charges against him were dismissed on Tuesday, leading to his release the following day. 

“The investigation is continuing, and the LASD Major Crimes Bureau is actively working to get Mr. Jackson back in custody,” The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department announced. 

Jackson, along with suspects Jaylin White and Lafayette Whaley, are accused of shooting Fischer in February 2021 while Fischer was walking Gaga’s three French bulldogs.

The three of them allegedly found Fischer on Sunset Boulevard and followed him in a white sedan to a secluded area before attacking him. The suspects stole two of the French bulldogs as Fischer attempted to fight his attackers off. 

A doorbell camera from a nearby residence caught the violent struggle on camera.

Fischer can be heard yelling in the recording “Oh, my God! I’ve been shot!” and “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding out from my chest!”

Fischer was shot in the chest and sustained critical injuries that eventually led to a lung collapse, NPR reported

The two dogs were recovered after the girlfriend of White’s father, Jennifer McBride, returned them claiming she had found the dogs tied to a pole. McBride along with White’s father were arrested for being accessories to the crime. 

If anyone has information, they are encouraged to reach out to the Sheriff’s Department at 1-213-229-1850.

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