Three of the five arrested — James Jackson, 18, Jaylin White, 19, and Lafayette Whaley, 27 — were allegedly involved in the robbery and shooting of the singer’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Authorities don’t believe Fischer was targeted because he works for Lady Gaga; investigators believe the suspects were motivated by the high value of French bulldogs, police said.
Fischer was walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs in February when he was approached by two people who attempted to steal them. After a brief interaction, Fischer was shot and two of the three dogs were taken to a car and driven away.
Fischer was hospitalized and survived.