Los Angeles police say the woman who returned Lady Gaga’s stolen French Bulldogs was among five people arrested in connection with the theft and shooting of the music superstar’s dog walker.
Police say detectives don’t believe the thieves knew the dogs belonged to the pop star.
They believe the motive for the February 24th robbery was the French bulldog’s value, which can cost thousands of dollars.
Dog walker Ryan Fischer is recovering from a gunshot wound and has described the violence on social media posts as “a very narrow call to death.”
He was walking with Lady Gaga’s three dogs named Asia, Koji and Gustav in Hollywood right on the famous Sunset Boulevard when he was attacked.
Video from the doorbell camera of a nearby house shows a white limousine pulling up and two men jumping out.
They fought with Fischer and one drew a gun and fired a single shot before escaping with two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav.
The video captured Fischer’s screams: “Oh my God! I was shot!” And “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding from my chest!”
Lady Gaga offered a $ 500,000, “no questions asked,” reward to be reunited with the dogs.
The singer was in Rome at the time to make a film.
The dogs were returned to an L-A-P-D station two days later by a woman who police initially said was “uninvolved and unrelated to the crime”.
It’s not immediately clear whether the woman identified as 50-year-old Jennifer McBride on Thursday received the reward.
Police say McBride has a relationship with the father of one of the suspects.
Police arrested James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; and Lafayette Whaley, 27, on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery.
White’s father, Harold White, 40, and McBride were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police say Jackson, Whaley, and the Whites are all documented gang members.
The five suspects were charged today by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
All five were held on bail of one million dollars each.