Lady Gaga dog-napping suspects tailed walker down secluded street before attack

The Lady Gaga dog-napping suspects were trawling Hollywood looking for valuable pooches when they spotted the pop star’s dog walker — and trailed him down a secluded street with their car lights off, according to a felony complaint.

Alleged gang members James Jackson, 18, Jaylin White, 19, and Lafayette Whaley, 27, had been hunting for French bulldogs because they knew they were worth thousands of dollars, prosecutors wrote in a complaint obtained by The Associated Press.

When they saw Gaga’s close friend Ryan Fischer, they had no idea the three Frenchies he was walking belonged to the pop star, according to the complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The trio — nicknamed Infant Dice, Lil Gudda and LFace, respectively — stalked Fischer as he led dogs Asia, Koji and Gustav along the famed Sunset Boulevard, L.A. prosecutors wrote.

Lady Gaga is seen on March 04, 2021 in Rome, Italy.
Lady Gaga is seen on March 04, 2021 in Rome, Italy.
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They eventually turned off their white sedan’s lights and followed him down a secluded side street.

Jackson and White then jumped out and attacked Fischer, stealing Koji and Gustav in a violent struggle captured on the doorbell camera of a nearby home.

ady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer is pictured in the hospital in an Instagram post Monday, March 1, 2021.
ady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer is pictured in the hospital in an Instagram post Monday, March 1, 2021.
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They hit and choked Fischer — and Jackson then shot Fischer with a semiautomatic gun, prosecutors said.

The dog walker was captured screaming “Oh, my God! I’ve been shot!” and “Help me!” and “I’m bleeding out from my chest!” in the distressing doorbell footage.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victoria Wilson presides over the arraignment of several people arrested in connection with the theft of Lady Gaga's dog and shooting of her dog walker.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victoria Wilson presides over the arraignment of several people arrested in connection with the theft of Lady Gaga’s dog and shooting of her dog walker.
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White’s father, Harold White — also an alleged gang member nicknamed Lil Porky — also became involved to try to help his son avoid arrest, prosecutors wrote.

Lady Gaga's French Bulldog dogs Gustavo, Miss Asia and Koji pictured together.
Lady Gaga’s French Bulldog dogs Gustavo, Miss Asia and Koji pictured together.
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It was his girlfriend, Jennifer McBride, who returned the dogs to police on Feb. 26, claiming she’d found them tied to a pole — and asked about Gaga’s offer of a $500,000 reward, prosecutors said.

The trio accused of the initial attack were arrested last week on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery. They are due back in court May 11.

Defense attorney Steven A. Seiden pleads for a private client bail during the arraignment of several people arrested in connection with the theft of Lady Gaga's dog and shooting of her dog walker.
Defense attorney Steven A. Seiden pleads for a private client bail during the arraignment of several people arrested in connection with the theft of Lady Gaga’s dog and shooting of her dog walker.
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Jaylin White remains held on more than $1 million bond, jail records show. Jackson is held on just over $3 million bond, and Whaley’s bond is $1.1 million.

The scene where Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot.
The scene where Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot.
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The elder White was released from jail Saturday, and McBride was freed Monday pending their next court appearance after both were charged as accessories to the crime.

McBride’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment. It was not immediately clear if the others had lawyers who could speak on their behalf.

Lady Gaga's dog is picked up by her bodyguard at the Hollywood LAPD Station on Feb. 25, 2021.
Lady Gaga’s dog is picked up by her bodyguard at the Hollywood LAPD Station on Feb. 25, 2021.
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Lady Gaga and Fischer have not addressed the arrests publicly. Fischer is recovering from a gunshot wound and has called the violence a “very close call with death” in social media posts.

With Post wires