March 02, 2021

Witness to Armed Robbery Involving Lady Gaga's Dogs & Ryan Fisher Recalls the Devastating Event

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Carlos Pantoja, a witness to Lady Gaga’s dog walker’s shooting, revealed what had happened that evening after he heard screaming outside his home.

In February, Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was injured after an armed robbery took place and the award-winning artist’s two French bulldogs were stolen.

Recently, Carlos Pantoja, a witness to the horrifying event, spoke about the shooting incident in detail. According to the 29-year-old, he was at home when he heard screaming outside.

Lady Gaga during the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images


“I was on the left side, I was on the bottom of his waist, and I was rubbing his leg and making sure there was some contact with him,” he shared. Pantoja tried his best to keep Fischer conscious until the paramedics arrived.

A few times, the victim would slowly fade out, but Pantoja would continuously try to wake him up while looking at items for his identity to contact Fischer’s immediate family.


The witness has since surrendered surveillance footage to the cops, hoping to find the perpetrators. The robbery happened along Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood.

Although still on the loose, the two suspects were last seen riding a white four-door Nissan Altima.


Fischer was shot once in the chest during the robbery. According to Fischer’s family, he is being treated in the hospital and is expected to recover fully in due time.

The “A Star Is Born” actress’ dogs were also safely returned to her, unharmed, last week. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a woman surrendered the dogs around six in the evening.

Lady Gaga attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at New York. | Source: Getty Images


The artist’s third dog, Asia, was able to escape the scene and was later found and returned to the rightful owner. Lady Gaga was in Rome for her movie, “Gucci,” during the incidents but offered a $500 reward for her dogs.

In her reward announcement, the “Poker Face” songstress praised Fischer, who risked his safety to keep her family unharmed. She also hailed him a hero in the post.

Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippet revealed that two suspects match Fischer’s description, and both are reportedly black men in their early to mid-20s.

Although still on the loose, the two suspects were last seen riding a white four-door Nissan Altima. The pair attempted to steal the dogs without knowing the owner.