Five suspects were arrested in the shooting attack and robbery of a man who was walking Lady Gaga’s dogs in February, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday. Detectives said they don’t believe the suspects attacked the man because Gaga was the owner of the dogs.
Police said James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; and Lafayette Whaley, 27; were charged with attempted murder. Harold White, 40; and Jennifer McBride, 50; Charged with aiding and abetting attempted murder.
On February 24, police said the victim had been identified aswent for a walk with the singer’s three French bulldogs at 9:40 p.m. Local time when he was approached by two suspects who asked the victim to hand over the dogs. After a fight, one of the suspects fired a single shot, police said, and the suspects fled with two of the dogs. The third dog ran away but was later found.
Lady Gaga offered a $ 500,000 reward for returning her dogs, to which police responded, according to McBride. They said she claimed to have found the dogs andthem to a local police station.
Detectives later discovered that she was in a relationship with White’s father. Police said Jackson, Whaley and Jaylin and Harold White were all gang members.
“We have very grave charges on this case and we believe that justice will be treated appropriately if this case unfolds in court,” District Attorney George Gascon said in a statement to CBS Los Angeles.