Lady Gaga’s dog walker, 30-year old Ryan Fischer, was shot and her two French bulldogs, Gustav and Koji, were stolen on Wednesday night, 24th February, in Los Angeles.
Sources have confirmed that Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward to anyone who can help her retrieve her two dogs.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the dog walker was shot around 9:40 p.m. local time on February 24th in Hollywood, in the 1500 block of Sierra Bonita Avenue.
The male suspect in the shooting took the two dogs from the victim, shot Fischer using a semi-automatic handgun, and fled the scene in a white sedan, driving north on Sierra Bonita Avenue towards Hollywood Boulevard.
Ryan Fischer was transported to the hospital, where he is recovering well. The investigation into the suspect is ongoing. Gaga’s representatives have also stated any information should be sent to the email KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
The Los Angeles Police Department is examining a horrifying surveillance video showing two individuals attacking Lady Gaga’s dog walker, opening fire on him and then fleeing the scene with the singer’s two French bulldogs.
The surveillance video is part of the evidence that LAPD detectives are scrutinizing, according to sources. (Caution: Trigger Warning).
Speculations Of A Targeted Attack
While it remains unsure whether Lady Gaga’s dogs and Fischer was a target of this crime, there have been speculations made suggesting this was a planned attack for more than one reason.
Sources say the FBI is reportedly investigating whether the dognapping of Lady Gaga’s bulldogs was politically motivated because she sang at President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month. A former FBI Agent Frank Montoya Jr slammed the star’s decision on Thursday, saying her reward has not only put the LAPD’s investigation at risk, but opened up a market for criminals to start stealing celebrity dogs and returning them for high ransoms. A theory that many people have been suggesting on social media as well, even poking fun at the singer’s offer to retrieve her stolen dogs.
A friend of the Fischer’s, Steven Lazaroff, has voiced his shock over the incident and said Fischer loved Gaga’s dogs ‘unconditionally’. “I’m not sure if those people knew whose they dogs were, and it’s even more devastating the dogs’ mom just landed in Rome yesterday to start filming for a movie and she can’t even be here,” he told sources.
He added; “He would die taking a bullet for those dogs. He loves those dogs unconditionally. He’s always with them 24/7.”
We wish Mr. Ryan Fischer a full and speedy recovery, and hope Lady Gaga is reunited with her beloved fur babies soon!
By: Anjana Sathyanarayan