Man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker recaptured after mistaken release
A man accused of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker in a robbery in which two dogs were stolen was arrested Wednesday, months after he was released from jail by mistake.
Almost four months after he was mistakenly freed from custody in Los Angeles, a man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker in a robbery was captured Wednesday, officials said.
James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested in Palmdale, a city north of L.A., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Jackson is charged in the Feb. 24, 2021, shooting of dog walker Ryan Fischer.
He was released from jail by mistake on April 6 due to what the sheriff’s department has said was a clerical error.
Last month, the U.S. Marshals Service announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to Jackson’s arrest, but whether that played any role in him being taken into custody Wednesday was not immediately clear.