Lady Gaga’s trigger-happy suspect was mistakenly released from prison

The man arrested in the shooting death of Lady Gaga’s dog walker was falsely released from California prison on Wednesday (April 6).

James Howard Jackson, 19, is accused of shooting and shooting Ryan Fischer on February 24, 2021 while walking Gaga’s three French bulldogs in Hollywood.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has released a statement saying Jackson was released from custody “due to a clerical error” and that police are now looking for him.

“The investigation continues and the LASD Major Crimes Bureau is actively working to bring Mr. Jackson back into custody,” the statement said.

Jackson is said to have shot Fischer along with two other suspects and fled the scene in a car, abducting two of the dogs. Police brought the dogs home safely two days later.

Four other suspects were arrested last April in connection with the case.

Jackson was charged with attempted murder, second-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, and assault with a deadly weapon.

A few days after the shooting, Fischer shared a post on Instagram describing his “very close connection to death” and calling Gaga’s dog his guardian angel.

He wrote: “As a car sped away and blood flowed from my gunshot wound, an angel trotted up to me and lay down beside me.

“My panicked screams calmed as I looked at her, although I realized that the blood pooling around her tiny body was my own.” Lady Gaga’s trigger-happy suspect was mistakenly released from prison


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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