James Howard Jackson, 19, was released from jail on Wednesday afternoon, according to booking records, which also show charges against him were dismissed.
Details about how the charges against Jackson were dismissed and how exactly he was mistakenly released were not immediately available, but police said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is now looking for him.
Jackson is one of three men charged last year with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery for shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer, according to the office. from the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
Jackson is accused of shooting Fischer.
Fischer was walking Lady Gaga’s three dogs – named Asia, Koji and Gustav – in Hollywood last February just off famous Sunset Boulevard when he was attacked.
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Video from the doorbell camera of a nearby house shows a white sedan stopping and two men jumping out. They got into a fight with Fischer and one of them pulled out a gun and fired a single shot before fleeing with two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav.
Lady Gaga has offered a $500,000 reward – “no questions asked” – to be reunited with the dogs. The singer was in Rome at the time to shoot a movie.
The dogs were returned two days later to an LAPD station by a woman who originally appeared “uninvolved and unassociated” with the crime, police initially said. The woman had reported that she had found the dogs and replied to an email address associated with the reward, police said.
She turned out to be in a relationship with the father of one of the suspects, the LAPD later said.
The theft would make headlines around the world – and motivate French bulldog owners to be wary on walks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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