February 25, 2021
Lady Gaga's dog walker has been hospitalized after being shot by gunmen who stole two of the singer's French Bulldogs who were enjoying an evening walk. A reward of $500,000 has been offered.
Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was the victim of a robbery on Wednesday night that saw him shot and had two of the singer's French Bulldogs stolen, while the third one ran away.
According to TMZ, the unfortunate incident happened at around 10 PM when Fischer prepared to take the pets on a walk. He was approached by gunmen outside his home in Sierra Bonita Avenue when he was sadly shot four times in the chest.
Lady Gaga at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Two of Gaga's French Bulldogs, Koji, and Gustav, were kidnapped by the assailants while the third canine, Miss Asia, ran away. Fischer was seriously injured and has been taken to a nearby hospital.
Miss Asia has since been recovered by authorities who arrived at the scene shortly. She has been handed over to Gaga's bodyguard while Koji and Gustav's whereabouts are still unknown.
The "Shallow" crooner is reportedly devastated by the news and has offered a whopping reward of $500,000 to whoever has information about her beloved pets. Fischer had been taking care of the singer's pets while she is away.
Gaga introduced Gustav to her family of pets in 2016 and shared the great news on social media.
Gaga is currently in Rome, Italy, working on a new Ridley Scott movie. According to officials, the suspects were seen leaving in a vehicle heading towards Hollywood Boulevard and are still on the loose.
While it isn't sure if Gaga's dogs were mainly targeted because of their owner, French Bulldogs are reportedly in high demand and cost between $1,500-$3,000 and can go as high as $10,000 if they have a pedigree lineage.
Authorities with details on the case have asked the public to send whatever information they find about the dogs to this email, KojiandGustav@gmail.com. Fischer is also expected to recover fully. Our prayers are with Gaga and the victim.