Five People have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Lady Gaga’s dogwalker and the theft of the singer’s two French bulldogs that were stolen. The Los Angeles Police Department announced that three of the suspects have been charged with armed robbery and attempted murder, which lead to Gaga offering a reward of $500,000 for the safe return of her pups.
The three men charged, who police confirmed were documented gang members, have said that were not targeting the pop-star but rather were trying to take the dogs because of the breed’s high resale value.
The violent robbery occurred on February 24th and Gaga’s dogwalker, later identified as Ryan Fischer, was shot as he tried to keep two men from taking the dogs. He was ultimately hospitalized for his injuries and the suspects got away with the dogs Koji and Gustav.
The dogs were returned two days later, shortly after the large reward was announced by the singer.
Police said the missing dogs were turned in at a local police station and reunited with one of Lady Gaga’s representatives, after a women said she has found the dogs tied up and abandoned in an alley.
Detectives later discovered that the woman had a relationship with a key suspect in the attack and subsequently arrested.