The man who shot Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stole the singer’s pet has been jailed for 21 years for “callous, violent assault”.
ames Howard Jackson was one of three men and two accomplices involved in the February 2021 robbery.
In the incident, he shot Ryan Fischer with a .40-caliber handgun while the victim was walking the pop star’s French bulldog in Los Angeles.
After the shooting, two of Gaga’s pets were stolen by the attackers.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Monday that Jackson does not contest a charge of attempted murder.
A spokesperson for the DA office said: “Today, an agreement was reached in the People vs James Howard Jackson case.
“Mr Jackson does not contest one count of attempted murder and admits to the charge of grievous bodily harm and prior strike.
“He was immediately sentenced to 21 years in state prison.
“The plea agreement holds Mr Jackson accountable for committing a callous act of violence and bringing justice to our victim.
“The District Attorney’s Office works to prosecute anyone who commits violence in our community.”
Jackson was mistakenly released from custody on April 6, 2022, following a clerical error, but was re-arrested in August.
The plea agreement holds Mr. Jackson accountable for committing a callous act of violence and bringing justice to our victim. The District Attorney’s Office works to prosecute anyone who commits acts of violence in our community.Spokesperson for the LA County District Attorney’s Office
The DA’s office added that another co-conspirator, Harold White, pleaded not guilty Monday to a previous conviction for gun possession and will be sentenced next year.
Police previously said the Lady Gaga connection was a coincidence and that the motive for the robbery was the value of the French bulldog, a breed that can cost thousands of dollars.
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Gaga has offered a reward of US$500,000 (£409,945) – “no question asked” – to be reunited with her animals.
The two dogs, Koji and Gustav, were returned a few days later by Jennifer McBridge, who was also charged.
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