His accomplice had taken four years. Lafayette Shon Whaley, one of the men accused of violently assaulting a Lady Gaga employee to kidnap the star’s dogs, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday in Los Angeles.
The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to attempted robbery, admitting to being part of the group that shot Ryan Fischer while he was walking the celebrity’s three French bulldogs in Hollywood in February 2021.
The shooter arrested again
CCTV footage showed two men getting out of a car near the singer’s employee, before shooting him in the chest. The individuals then seized two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, and fled leaving Ryan Fischer on the ground, bleeding. The third dog, Miss Asia, had run away but then returned to snuggle up next to her walker.
This sentence comes a week after that of his accomplice Jaylin Keyshawn White, 20, sentenced to four years in prison, and the second arrest of James Howard Jackson, 19. Mr. Jackson, who is suspected of having shot Ryan Fischer, was released on April 6 following an administrative error.
The case illustrated the popularity of these dogs with stars… and criminals, for whom their small size and high price make them prime targets for resale on the black market.