A suspect accidentally released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday, nearly five months after he was released from prison pending trial “for a clerical error,” the county Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
Jackson was one of five people arrested in connection with the February 24, 2021 Hollywood attack.
James Howard Jackson, 18, who was accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker last year, is wanted by Los Angeles authorities after he was wrongfully released from prison on Wednesday.
A photo released Friday by the LA County Sheriff’s Department shows Jackson’s signature neck tattoo with flaming dice
LA County prison records show that Jackson was released after his charges, including attempted murder, were “dismissed”; cops are looking for him now
Last month, the US Marshals Service announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.
Jackson’s arrest comes as one of three men charged in the case did not plead a second-degree robbery.
Jaylin Keyshawn White, 20, was immediately sentenced to four years in prison, Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee told NBC4.
Jackson was reportedly one of three men who ambushed Fischer (pictured) in Hollywood on February 24, 2021, while walking his employer’s dogs.
Ryan Fischer (left), Lady Gaga’s dog walker, was shot in the chest while walking the singer’s French Bulldogs, who were then stolen in Hollywood
Koji (left) and Gustav (right) were grabbed by the assailants after Jackson allegedly shot Fischer in the chest during a scuffle
Prosecutors said Jackson and two other alleged gang members drove around looking for expensive French bulldogs to steal, then saw, tracked and robbed Ryan Fischer as he walked Lady Gaga’s dogs near the famous Sunset Boulevard.
Fischer was with the pop star’s three dogs named Asia, Koji and Gustav.
During a violent struggle, Fischer was hit, suffocated and then shot during an attack captured by a nearby home’s doorbell camera.
The video captured Fischer screaming, “Oh my God! I got shot!’ and ‘Help me!’ and “I’m bleeding from my chest!”
Fischer lost part of a lung. About a month after the crime, he posted on Instagram that his recovery has gone well.
The pop star’s dogs were returned two days later by a woman who claimed she found them tied to a post and asked about Lady Gaga’s offer of a $500,000 reward if the dogs were returned “without asking questions.” The singer was in Rome at the time to shoot a movie.
The woman was charged with receiving stolen goods and the father of another suspect is charged with helping to avoid arrest.
Jackson had already been charged with the assault and had pleaded not guilty when the district attorney’s office filed a replacement charge accusing him of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a robbery and assault with a semiautomatic firearm.
FILE – Lady Gaga sings the national anthem at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021. James Howard Jackson, a suspect wrongfully released from a Los Angeles County jail where he was being held on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing her French bulldogs has been recaptured, authorities said Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)