By now, we’ve all heard that Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot four times and her to French Bulldogs, Gustav and Koji, were stolen. The incident occurred last Wednesday night in West Hollywood. The Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD, stated that the man was shot during a robbery before 10 p.m. and was later transported to the hospital in stable condition.
The gunman then took the two bulldogs from the victim, used a semi-automatic handgun, and fled the scene in a white vehicle. Video of the scene showed a man on the ground — later identified as Ryan Fischer –who was still clinging to one dog, which was Miss Asia. The injured dog walker appeared to be alert and was talking to officers before he was transported to a nearby hospital. Lady Gaga’s bodyguard was later seen picking up the dog from the station. The singer then offered $500,000 to anyone who has her dogs, no questions asked. On February 26, Lady Gaga’s dogs were returned unharmed. Yesterday, Fischer posted his own statement via Instagram.
Ryan Fischer in Recovery
In a detailed Instagram post, Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer shared his own harrowing account:
“4 days ago, while a car sped away and blood poured from my gun shot wound, an angel trotted over and laid next to me. My panicked screams calmed as I looked at her, even though it registered that the blood pooling around her tiny body was my own. I cradled Asia as best I could, thanked her for all the incredible adventures we’d been on together, apologized that I couldn’t defend her brothers, and then resolved that I would still try to save them… and myself.
‘Hopeful that my calm(ish) and forceful pleas for the urgency of my care as well as the focused descriptions of the dogs would be enough to help me and get enough police and media attention to find the boys, I looked backed at my guardian angel. I smiled at her shaking form, thankful that at least she would be okay.
‘From that point, right as the neighbors poured from their homes and restaurant to us on the sidewalk, life has taken a very sudden and unexpected turn…“
Asia, Gustav, and Koji
Lady Gaga loves her dogs. Her particular beed, French Bulldogs, are very small and are known for their large bat-like ears. They are the fourth most popular dog breed in the US according to the American Kennel Club. These pups can be very expensive, which might explain some motive for the shooting. But, thankfully, the kidnapped dogs apparently never made it to market.
The French bulldogs Gustav and Koji were returned on February 26. According to reports from NBC News, a woman found the dogs and brought them to LAPD’s Olympic station in Koreatown on Friday night. Her identity, along with the location the where the dogs were found, is confidential to protect the woman’s safety. Other sources have shared Ryan Fischer, meanwhile, is recovering well. However, an investigation by the LAPD is still ongoing as they search for the shooter.
Back in 2018, the Oscar winner, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, posted several photos of her dogs in Chia Pet costumes for Halloween. She recently made headlines for performing her national anthem on inauguration day. The actress is currently overseas in Rome, Italy filming for her upcoming murder drama, Gucci.
A $500,000 Reward
Lady Gaga’s dog walker was reportedly shot in the chest four times in Los Angeles Wednesday night by gunmen who stole two of the superstar’s beloved bulldogs — with the distraught star offering a $500,000 reward. https://t.co/ycj6UEs5U1 pic.twitter.com/dfD9oUAFX0
— Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) February 25, 2021
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on February 25, 2021.