The shooting occurred at about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday when a 30-year-old assistant — identified by Lady Gaga as Ryan Fischer — was walking the pop star’s three French bulldogs in the 1500 block of Sierra Bonita Ave. in Hollywood, police said.
Two men jumped out of a white Nissan Altima and confronted Fischer, demanding that he give up the pop star’s three French bulldogs. A struggle ensued, and Fischer was shot once. The suspects were able to flee with two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav. The third dog was safely recovered at the scene.
Lady Gaga had offered a reward of $500,000 for the safe return of the dogs as the LAPD searched for the assailants.
On Friday night, LA police said Koji and Gustav had been turned in to a local police station and “safely reunited with Lady Gaga representatives.” Meanwhile, Fischer, who Lady Gaga called “forever a hero,” is reportedly in stable condition in a hospital.
Earlier in the day, Lady Gaga made an emotional plea on social media for the dogs’ safe return.
The person who turned Koji and Gustav in will be questioned, but no more information was immediately available.
LA police have not announced any arrests in the case.