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The alleged shooter was mistakenly released from custody in April.
update at 6:40am PT on August 4, 2022
The manhunt is over for a missing suspect in the shooting of Lady Gaga's dog walker, James Howard Jackson, after he was mistakenly released from jail in April.
"Suspect Jackson was previously incarcerated after he shot a victim and robbed him of two dogs. On April 6, 2022, Suspect Jackson was erroneously released from custody due to a clerical error," reads a release from The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday night. "[Major Crimes Bureau Investigators, and the United States Marshal Service - Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force] worked together and spent the next four months extensively searching for Suspect Jackson."
"With the assistance of the Special Enforcement Bureau, investigators executed a search warrant on Apricot Drive in the city of Palmdale," the statement continued, saying, "Suspect Jackson was apprehended without incident."
On Wednesday, another suspect in the case Jaylin White, 20, was sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree robbery and claiming one member of the group was armed during the incident.
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The United States Marshals Service is offering "up to a $5,000" reward for the man they suspect shot Lady Gaga's dog walker just a few months after he was accidentally released from jail.
According to a release on Monday, the US Marshals is seeking information regarding James Howard Jackson, who, along with two other men, were charged with attempted murder of Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, and attempted robbery of Gaga's three French bulldogs in February 2021.
"While I'm deeply concerned at the events that led to his release, I'm confident law enforcement will rectify the error," he said at the time, per TMZ. "I ask for Mr. Jackson to turn himself over to the authorities, so resolution to the crime committed against me runs its course, whatever the courts determine that outcome to be. Thank you to everyone who is supporting me during this time."
In February 2021, Jackson allegedly shot Fischer while the latter was walking Gaga's three dogs in a residential area in Los Angeles. During the attack, other suspects are accused of stealing two of Gaga's Frenchies.
Jackson and four other people were arrested at the time following the attack. Three of those arrested, including Jackson, were charged with one count of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery.