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An Indianapolis rapper is being charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 39-year-old man he met via a dating app.

Diabolique Paris Johnson, 34, was arrested in the shooting death of Joshua J. Smelser in the victim's home in Detroit last September.

After shooting Smelser multiple times, witnesses saw Johnson leave the man's home with his backpack, which contained his wallet, credit cards and cellphone.

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Johnson, a down low aspiring rapper (pictured), is also accused of robbing a 26-year-old man four days earlier at a hotel in Dearborn.

Both victims were Caucasian men who were "hunted" by Johnson on same-sex dating apps, police say.

Johnson was arrested in Indianapolis on December 4 and extradited to Michigan this week, WDIV reported.

He was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of felony firearm possession.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy joined forces with the Fair Michigan Justice Project, an organization that helps law enforcement investigate crimes against the LGBT+ community.

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Lady Gaga's father says the two thugs who shot the pop singer's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and stole her two French bulldogs should face harsh punishment.

Ryan Fischer was ambushed on Wednesday night, Feb. 24, while he was walking the pop superstar's three French bulldogs near his home in Los Angeles.

He was approached by two Black males, ages 20 to 25, who shot him once in the chest and fled with two of Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustav.

Fischer, 30, is stable and recovering well in a hospital.

Gaga praised Fischer as a "hero" and offered $500,000 for the safe return of her beloved pets.

A woman found the two dogs tied to a pole in an alleyway and emailed Gaga, who is on location filming a movie in Rome, Italy.

The woman was instructed to hand the dogs over to police, and sources tell TMZ the "Born This Way" singer plans to honor her word and reward the woman with the finder's fee.

The suspects are still at large, but Gaga's dad, Joe Germanotta, wants them to be charged with assault and attempted murder.

"Letting Koji and Gustav go unharmed was nice but they must be punished for what they did to Ryan," he told Fox News. "Special thanks to the doctors and nurses in the emergency room."

"I am relieved that Ryan is going to be OK and Koji and Gustav were found. Thanks to the LAPD."

Germanotta is the owner of "Art Bird & Whiskey Bar" restaurant at Grand Central Station in New York City.

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Lady Gaga's beloved French bulldogs were returned safely after her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot during a botched robbery attempt late Wednesday.

Fischer, 30, was shot once in the chest during the robbery. He is in stable condition and recovering at a hospital.

A woman dropped off the dogs at the LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station, just northwest of downtown, around 6 p.m. Friday, said Captain Jonathan Tippett.

Tippett, who heads the elite robbery unit, said the woman was "uninvolved and unassociated" with the violent dognapping incident. He did not say how she came into possession of the pooches.

Lady Gaga's represented arrived at the station and confirmed the two dogs are Koji and Gustav.

Lady Gaga, who is in Rome, Italy filming a movie, shared a slideshow of the missing dogs on Instagram on Friday. She repeated her offer of a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs -- no questions asked.

"My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness," she wrote.

Sources close to Gaga tell TMZ she cried "tears of joy" when she heard Koji and Gustav were safe.

It is unclear if the woman who dropped off the dogs is eligible to claim the reward.

In her post, Gaga declared her love for Fischer who nearly gave his life for her dogs.

"I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family. You're forever a hero," she wrote in an Instagram post.

Police described the dognappers as two Black males, 20 to 25 years of age. The shooter had blond dreadlocks. They fled the scene in a late model white Nissan Altima.

 

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Dog walking companies in Hollywood have increased security and dog walkers are arming themselves after Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and her beloved French bulldogs stolen.

Two of the singer's dogs -- Koji and Gustav -- are still missing. A third French bulldog, Miss Asia, escaped and was recovered by police.

TMZ contacted dog walking companies in the Hollywood area to get their thoughts on the violent dognapping incident that occurred late Wednesday.

Several companies said they're increasing security and changing their dog walking schedules to prevent a repeat of what happened to Gaga's pups.

Anna Marie Arredondo, owner of Happy Heart Pet Care in WeHo, tells TMZ she's applying for a concealed carry permit.

She also plans to take jiu-jitsu classes to protect herself and her clients' pets. All nighttime walks will take place in well-lit, highly-trafficked areas.

Renee Lutz, owner of Fetch! Pet Care in the Hollywood Hills, tells TMZ she's giving all 38 of her dog walkers pepper spray and flashlights. She's also canceling nighttime walks.

All the owners TMZ spoke to said they'll continue to walk French Bulldogs -- a coveted breed that retail for $3,000 to $10,000.

TMZ obtained horrifying surveillance camera video that captured the shooting of Ryan Fischer, 30, and the dog abduction.

Lady Gaga's team confirmed to PEOPLE that Gaga "wanted" the surveillance video "to be seen to catch the shooter and recover her dogs."

She offered $500,000 for the safe return of her pets.

Fischer, who was shot once in the chest, is listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.
 

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Harrowing surveillance footage captured the moment when a dog walker for pop singer Lady Gaga was shot and two of her French bulldogs stolen.

The dog walker, identified by WENN.com Ryan Fischer, 30, was caring for the singer's beloved dogs while she is away in Rome, Italy.

The video, obtained by TMZ, shows a man walking three dogs on a sidewalk late Wednesday night.

Then a white sedan, possibly a Nissan Altima or Sentra, pulled up alongside him and two men exited the backseat.

One suspect is heard yelling "You know what this is!" and "Give it up!" as Fischer screamed for help.

One of the dogs escaped while Fischer fought with the suspects who grabbed the other two dogs. One of the thugs shot Fischer in the chest before the suspects sped away with the two dogs.

Fischer fell to the ground, screaming "Help me! I've been shot!"

Police confirmed the dog walker was shot once in the chest -- not four times as was previously reported.

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Lady Gaga's team confirmed to PEOPLE that Gaga "wanted" the surveillance video "to be seen to catch the shooter and recover her dogs."

She offered $500,000 for the safe return of her pets.

Gaga is in Italy prepping to film her new movie "Gucci." A source told "Entertainment Tonight" that she is "beside herself" and "is horrified that this happened."

"Her dogs are her babies and she is completely devastated and sickened by this," the source said, adding that the singer feels "helpless" because she is far away.

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Thugs shot Lady Gaga's dog walker, and stole 2 of her beloved French bulldogs. The incident happened in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, TMZ reported.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to The Daily Beast that a 30-year-old gunshot victim was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown.

WENN.com reported that Ryan Fischer, 30, was out walking the singer's three dogs after 10 p.m. when he was robbed and shot by two men.

ABC7 reported that Fischer was seen cradling one of the dogs while he was being treated on the sidewalk for his gunshot wounds.

Fischer was caring for the dogs while Lady Gaga is out of the country. French bulldogs can retail for $1,500 - $3,000 on average, but those with a particularly sought-after pedigree have been known to sell for as much as $10,000.

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Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, owns three French bulldogs, Koji, Miss Asia, and Gustavo.

The pop singer's bodyguard picked up Miss Asia from the Hollywood LAPD station, according to BACKGRID.com.

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The singer was photographed outside her hotel on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Rome, Italy.

Lady Gaga is reportedly "extremely upset" and is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of her pets "no questions" asked, according to TMZ. Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to collect the reward.
 

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A 12-year-old boy shot and killed an intruder who shot his 73-year-old grandma during a home invasion robbery.

According to North Carolina officials, two masked men forced their way into a Goldsboro home and demanded money before shooting 73-year-old Linda Ellis.

"A 12-year-old juvenile occupant of the residence shot at the suspects with a firearm in self-defense, causing them to flee the area," said officials in a statement.

One of the suspects staggered to a nearby intersection where he collapsed. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police identified the deceased gunman as 19-year-old Khalil Herring, WRAL reported.

"Preliminary evidence suggest Khalil Herring was one of the two masked intruders and was shot during the robbery," wrote officials.

Ellis was hospitalized in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg

Randolph Bunn, the great-uncle of the boy, was in the home at the time of the intrusion.

"They came in the house, I open the door, I open it, and they came in there. One guy had a gun. They just put me down on the ground," he told ABC 11.

Bunn said the boy shot at the intruder who "just shot his grandma" and "would have shot him too, he would've shot me too, he would've killed us all".

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Ellis' great niece Chiquita Coley said, "I just couldn't believe she been shot because she's a good person."

"Why would somebody come into her house and do this? It's got to stop," said Coley.

"I don't know what they're thinking around here in Goldsboro, but it's got to stop," she added.

The boy will not be charged, but the investigation is ongoing, said officials.

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A St. Louis woman fought back against an armed carjacker who attempted to rob her and drive away in her car.

According to KSDK News, the victim told police she was robbed and carjacked after stopping to get her paycheck at a business in the 1000 block of North Vandeventer.

She said an armed robber approached her as she returned to her car in the parking lot. She jumped into her car, grabbed her own gun and shot the robber as he drove off in her car.

Moments later, police responded to a 911 call about an accident with injuries in the 3700 block of Finney Avenue, about a half mile away from the scene of the carjacking.

Police found the victim's stolen car with a man inside who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The carjacking victim was treated for a leg injury, which she told police happened after she fell from her car during the carjacking.

The victim was not charged.

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A Miami teenager is charged with murdering Miami Senior High School football coach Corey Smith.

Charles Alexander, 15, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon and charged with murdering Smith and taking $7,450 in cash from his home.

Charles, who has a history of mental problems, faces charges of second-degree murder and armed grand theft. He will be charged as an adult, the Miami Herald reported.

The teenager was staying overnight in Smith's home when he used the coach's own 9mm handgun to shoot him dead in his den on Monday morning.

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Smith's wife said they hadn't seen the teen in a year.

"He asked to come over," said Amina Smith. "Corey picked him up Sunday night and he spent the night. I left to go to work."

Hours later, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired inside the house on the 2100 block of Northwest 97th Street. Charles told police he was studying when he heard gunshots.

He was interviewed for four hours at the Miami-Dade Police Department and released. Police say he gave "inconsistent statements" about what happened inside the house, and he denied any involvement in the murder.

On Wednesday, his mother called police and said she was "in fear of the defendant," according to the arrest report obtained by The Herald.

She said Charles confessed to her that he had killed Smith, the report said.

The murder weapon was found in a trash can outside the home. Over $7,000 in cash was also found inside his jeans hidden in a black bag.

A Miami-Dade juvenile circuit judge on Thursday ordered that Charles be held without bail in a juvenile detention center.

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Former NBA star Stephon Marbury (left) is not a fan of fellow Brooklyn native Jay Z.

In a recent interview, Marbury (pictured in 2001 with his daughter, Xaviera) explained his ongoing beef with the husband of Beyonce Knowles.

In an interview with Heavy.com, Marbury, 43, said Jay Z sold drugs to pregnant women and created crack babies who are causing most of the crime in the inner cities.

Marbury is baffled that the aging rapper was never forced to take responsibility for his past behavior.

"I look at Jay-Z and I say, 'Wow, here you are trying to be something that you're not. You're not an advocate for Black people, you sold drugs to Black people and you rapped about it and talked about it.

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"How do you do that? Like, I'm trying to figure that part out; like, you can't make that right. This ain't snitching, this ain't telling on nobody, you told on yourself already... You sold drugs to people where you're from Jay-Z in Brooklyn in Marcy [Projects], you got them on crack — whatever it is cocaine whatever it is that you were selling to them. Whatever you say you was ‘cooking up’, that’s what you did."

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Some say Jay Z redeemed himself when he married then-pop superstar Beyonce. The 50-year-old rap mogul carefully cultivated his public image by donating to charitable causes and speaking out against police brutality and the criminal justice system.

But Marbury says Jay Z is a fraud masquerading as the Black community's savior.

"So now, you got your people high, you sold drugs to people that was pregnant now you created crack babies — these same babies that are going out killing grandparents … I'm confused. But that's what it is. That's what happened."

Why does Marbury harbor so much hate for Jay Z? He hints that Jay Z may have set him up to get robbed. Two gunmen stole his $150,000 diamond studded chain while his car was stopped at a traffic light.

Jay Z later dissed Marbury in a track on the Bad Boys II soundtrack in 2003, titled "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)."

The track - a remix to Jay Z's "Excuse Me Miss" - includes the lyrics:

"Pink diamond necklace, strawberry wrist/Please excuse yourself, you're very sick/Don't confuse me with Marbury out this bi***/Run up on me at the light, you could lose your life."

Marbury recalls where he was the first time he heard the track.

"I was in Atlanta,” he told Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson. "I was in Atlanta inside of a club and when I heard it, I knew exactly what it was about."