The man who attempted to kill Fischer and managed to steal two of Gaga’s three French bulldogs is behind bars… for a very long time.
James Howard Jackson will spend 21 years in Los Angeles County prison.
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He was one of five men taken in by police connected to the 2021 shooting and theft.
On February 25, 2021, Fischer was walking all three of the singer’s bulldogs in West Hollywood, CA.
It was nighttime when he was approached by two masked men. The men were trying to rob him of the three dogs, but Fischer put up a fight.
French bulldogs can be sold for a very pretty penny. On average, a Frenchie costs anywhere from $1,800 to nearly $5,000.
Two Of Her Three French Bulldogs Were Stolen
Unfortunately, one of the masked men had a gun and shot him in the chest, and they were able to make off with two of the three dogs, Koji and Gustav.
Gaga’s black, female Frenchie, Angel, was able to escape from the thieves.
The bullet pierced Fischer’s lung and he was rushed to the ER.
Fortunately, he lived to tell the tale and is currently recovering from the mental, physical and emotional injuries.
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Jackson’s fate was decided on Monday, December 5th. He accepted a plea deal from the District Attorney’s office.
According to reports, the Los Angeles County D.A.’s office said Jackson pled no contest to a count of attempted murder and admitted the allegation of inflicting great bodily injury to a prior strike.
Prosecutors concluded it was Jackson who fired the near-fatal shot at Fischer in February 2021.
Wildly enough, the attempted murderer was accidentally released earlier this year.
He was being held at a Los Angeles County jail on suspicion of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker and stealing two of her three French bulldogs.
Thankfully, he was rearrested on August 3rd and thrown back in jail.
The county Sheriff’s Department said, Jackson was arrested nearly five months after being released from jail while awaiting trial “due to a clerical error.”
Wow, that’s not traumatizing or discomforting at all for Angelenos.
The 19-year-old was one of five people arrested in connection to the February 2021 attack.
Jackson was a wanted man for months!
In July, the US Marshals Service announced a hefty reward of $5,000 for information on his whereabouts.
Prosecutors said Jackson along with two other alleged gang members had been driving around on the hunt for expensive French bulldogs to steal.
Unfortunately, they spotted Fischer with three Frenchies and targeted him. It is believed Jackson and his crew weren’t aware the bulldogs belonged to multi-millionaire, Lady Gaga.
This just made the theft even sweeter.
Miraculously, Gaga’s dogs were returned two days later by a woman who claimed she had found them tied to a pole. She asked about Lady Gaga’s $500k reward for returning the dogs “no questions asked.”
Per reports, the woman was charged with receiving stolen property and the father of another suspect is charged with helping him avoid arrest.