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The individual suspected of stealing Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs and shooting her dog walker last year has been picked up after he was mistakenly released from prison nearly five months ago pending trial .
Authorities said 19-year-old James Howard Jackson was arrested on Wednesday after being released from a Los Angeles County jail “due to a clerical error” where he was suspected of stealing the puppies.
Jackson was one of five people arrested in connection with an attack on February 24, 2021, which left Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer with gunshot wounds.
Prosecutors say Jackson and two other men suspected of being gang members were patrolling the streets looking for expensive dogs to steal when they found Fisher and the three French bulldogs, named Asia, Koji and Gustav.
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Jackson and the others allegedly followed Fischer down Sunset Boulevard before engaging him and shooting him in the chest. The attackers also stole the dogs, according to police.
The attack was captured by the doorbell camera of a nearby house. Fischer can be heard shouting, “Oh, my God! I’ve been shot!” and “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding from my chest!”
Fischer survived the assault but lost part of a lung. He has since returned home and is recovering.
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Two other people were arrested in connection with the theft, including a woman who returned the dogs.
Two days after the theft, a woman claimed she found the dogs tied to a post and demanded Lady Gaga’s $500,000 reward offer.
The woman was charged with receiving stolen property, authorities said.
The father of one of the men who allegedly committed the crime was also arrested for helping the man avoid arrest.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced in April that it was looking for Jackson after a clerical error accidentally released him from jail.
“The investigation continues and the LASD Major Crimes Bureau is actively working to return Mr. Jackson to custody,” said a statement released in April.
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Jackson was already charged with the attack and had pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm.
Another suspect, 20-year-old Jaylin Keyshawn White, was sentenced to four years in state prison.
Fox News’ Brie Stimson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.