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The 5 suspects who stole two of Lady Gaga's prized French bulldogs and shot her dogwalker pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday.

The liberal judge, Victoria Wilson, ordered no photographs of the five suspects in court to shield their identities.

Three of the suspects — James Jackson, 18; Jaylin White, 19; and Lafayette Whaley, 27 — were charged with attempted murder and armed robbery, according to the LAPD.

Two other suspects -- Harold White, the 40-year-old father of Jaylin White, and his girlfriend Jennifer McBride, 50, were charged with being accessories after the fact.

McBride was released on bail and ordered to remain on house arrest with an ankle monitor after her lawyer argued that she is a diabetic and did not have her insulin with her.

Jackson was held on $3 million bail, according to Dailymail.com. The others are being held without bail.

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All five are charged with armed robbery and the theft of pop singer Lady Gaga's dogs on Feb. 24.

Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta, told Entertainment Tonight: "That's fabulous news. I hope the L.A. prosecutor doesn't let them go.

"It's taken a while and I'm proud of the police department out there for sticking with it. As I said, I just hope that the DA doesn't let them go now. I'm going to give my daughter a call. I'm sure she'll be happy."

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Gaga's dogs were returned to her 2 days after the incident when she offered a $500,000 reward for their safe return. Jennifer McBride contacted Gaga's people via email and claimed she found the dogs in an alley.

However, police reviewed surveillance video of the woman dropping the dogs off car the location where she claimed she found them. McBride turned the dogs over to the Los Angeles Police about 7 miles from where they were taken at gunpoint.

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Gaga did not pay out the $500,000 reward because detectives were suspicious that McBride might be linked to the dognappers.

McBride is charged as an alleged accessory after the fact, as well as on one count of receiving stolen property.

According to Los Angeles Police Department officials, Harold White was also charged as an accessory after the fact and with a count of possession of a firearm, while James Jackson, Jaylin White and Lafayette Whaley have been have each been charged with one count of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery.

Jackson also faces two further firearm charges, assault with a semiautomatic firearm and a felon carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and White faces a count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Detectives don't believe the suspects - who are all Los Angeles gang members - targeted Gaga's dogwalker Ryan Fischer. They believe greed and the high value of the dogs were the motivating factors.

Ryan was shot when he was walking Gaga's three dogs – Miss Asia, Koji, and Gustavo – and during the attack, Miss Asia ran away from the scene while Koji and Gustavo were captured by the robbers.

Miss Asia was later recovered and returned the same day, before Koji and Gustavo were found two days after the shooting.

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The suspects who allegedly dognapped Lady Gaga's 2 French Bulldogs and shot her dog walker have been arrested, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ the alleged shooter and the getaway driver were arrested on a variety of charges, including attempted murder and robbery. They were arrested Thursday.

A woman who reportedly found the prized dogs tied to a pole in an alley was also arrested.

According to law enforcement sources, police were suspicious of the woman from the beginning and that's why Gaga was advised by cops not to pay the $500,000 reward.

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Police obtained video of where the suspects left the dogs in an alley days after the February 24 dognapping. The footage became key in hunting down the alleged criminals.

Police initially thought the armed robbery was a gang initiation, but they later decided the robbery and shooting were linked to a dog-stealing ring. French Bulldogs are worth a lot of money to heartless criminals.

The dogwalker, Ryan Fischer, was released from the hospital and has since moved out of the neighborhood where the armed robbery occurred.

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Lady Gaga was dressed in a Gucci headscarf and Burberry trench coat on the set of her current film, House of Gucci, in Milan, Italy.

House of Gucci, directed by Ridley Scott, tells the story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the scorned ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renown fashion designer Guccio Gucci.

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House of Gucci also stars Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino and Adam Driver, pictured with Gaga on the set.

Pacino plays Guccio Gucci's eldest son Aldo Gucci, who was the chairman of Gucci Shops Inc.

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Gaga wears an assortment of wigs and Gucci outfits and furs on the set.

House of Gucci is based on a true story. Gaga plays Patrizia, who hired a hitman to kill Maurizio outside his Milan office in 1995.

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Dubbed the "Black Widow" by the press, Patrizia's 29 year prison sentence was later reduced to 26 years after her daughters, Allegra and Alessandra, claimed a brain tumor affected her ability to reason.

Gaga won an Oscar Award for her portrayal of a young singer in A Star Is Born.

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The Good Samaritan who "found" Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs still hasn't received her $500,000 reward because cops don't believe her story.

On Feb. 24, two thugs shot Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and stole her bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. A third dog, Miss Asia, managed to escape and was found by police.

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Lady Gaga was on location in Rome, Italy filming a movie when the crime occurred. She is pictured outside her Rome hotel days after the incident.

Fischer, 30, has recovered from his injuries. Gaga offered $500,000 for the safe return of her dogs, "no questions asked."

But the Los Angeles Police Department told the pop star not to pay out the reward until the woman has been cleared of her involvement in the crime.

Investigators are looking into whether the woman was involved in the dognapping, which may have been part of a gang initiation.

The robbery was caught on surveillance camera. The two dognappers are still at large. No arrests have been made.

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Superstar singer Lady Gaga looked chic and stylish in all-white pantsuit with mask and black suicide platform heels. She was spotted boarding a private jet from an Italian airport. The pop singer is relieved after her beloved dogs were stolen and her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot by two men in Hollywood. Thankfully her dogs have been found safe and Fischer is expected to make a full recovery.
 

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Rapper The Game addressed allegations that he's scamming aspiring rappers by charging them to promote their music on mixtapes. Times are hard for rappers like The Game during the coronavirus outbreak. Multiple aspiring rappers accused The Game of sliding into their DMs and offering slots on mixtapes for $500 or $1000 cash. One rapper wrote: "He doesn't upload on his verified SoundCloud account, he uploads on a separate account with only 266 followers. In addition, he doesn't market it on Instagram or Facebook, nor makes an appearance on any on the songs."

But The Game defended his actions, saying he gave aspiring rappers exactly what he promised: a mixtape slot. He said his customers got upset when he did not make them overnight celebrities. "Basically, I'm just trying to uplift artists with dope opportunities," he said.
 

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Suri Cruise is all grown up and on her own while shopping in New York City. The 14-year-old was seen rocking a pair of UGG boots on Wednesday. The teenager's famous parents are actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Both are Scientologists who believe in giving children freedom and independence to do whatever they want.

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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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Lady Gaga's dog walker was allegedly targeted for her pricey French bulldogs for ransom, officials say.

Ryan Fischer, 30, who was watching the animals for Gaga while she's away in Rome, Italy, was shot in the chest by dognappers who fled with two of Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustavo.

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A third dog, Miss Asia (pictured), managed to escape and was recovered by police. A bodyguard was photographed picking up Miss Asia from the police station.

Fischer was walking the three pooches near his Los Angeles home around 10 p.m. Wednesday when he was shot.

According to the Sun newspaper, FBI officials are quietly working with the Los Angeles Police Department detectives on the case.

Investigators are working on the theory that the dogs may have been stolen for ransom.

French bulldogs normally retail from $2,000 to $10,000.

Police are searching for two Black males between the ages of 20 and 25. Fischer's wallet was not stolen and LAPD Capt. Jonathan Tippet told People magazine the dog walker was targeted.

Neighbor Buck Angel, who called 911, told The Sun that "where the attack happened can't just be down to chance."

He said the property where Fischer was attacked by the suspects has "no witnesses that live there" and has "been empty for five years."

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"They had to have chosen that spot to carry out the attack, and those dogs were targeted for ransom, it had to be. They must have wanted to blackmail Lady Gaga for money."

He added that "it wouldn't have been hard to figure out her dog walker's routine."

Lady Gaga is offering $500,000 for the safe return of her dogs -- no questions asked.

But the FBI may have a few questions of their own for the dognappers.

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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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