Lady Gaga’s dog walker speaks out: Hear his side of the tragic situation
Lady Gaga and her dog walker went through a terrifying scare last week when the walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot and the singer’s French bulldogs were stolen in Los Angeles. Luckily, the dogs were recently returned to their home, and Fischer is recovering. Hear everything he had to say about the horrifying event.
Moment of the attack
In an Instagram post on Monday, Ryan Fischer described the moment he was shot. He recalled seeing one of Lady Gaga’s dogs, Asia, as he laid in a pool of his own blood. “Blood poured from my gun shot wound,” he explained, “[and] an angel trotted over and laid next to me. My panicked screams calmed as I looked at her, even though it registered that the blood pooling around her tiny body was my own.”
He added: “I cradled Asia as best I could, thanked her for all the incredible adventures we’d been on together, apologized that I couldn’t defend her brothers, and then resolved that I would still try to save them . . . and myself. I looked back at my guardian angel. I smiled at her shaking form, thankful that at least she would be ‘okay.’”
At the moment, Fischer explained that he is “still in recovery from a very close call with death”, and “will write and say more later.” But he made sure to publicly thank healthcare workers, writing: “you literally saved my life and helped me take newborn walks, I can’t thank you enough.”
Finally, Fischer added a note to Gaga. “Your babies are back and the family is whole,” he wrote. “We did it! You have shown so much support throughout this whole crisis to both me and my family. But your support as a friend, despite your own traumatic loss from your kids, was unwavering. I love you and thank you.”
The reason for the attack on Ryan Fischer and Lady Gaga’s dogs is still unclear. Most of the evidence at hand comes from a surveillance video from a house on the street of the assault. The video shows Fischer walking on the sidewalk when a car pulls up next to him, two men get out, and start to wrestle with him. Suddenly, a gunshot sounds.
After the gunshot, Fischer can be heard shouting: “Help me, I’ve been shot. I’ve been shot. Oh my god.” Officer Jeff Lee stated that he believes a semiautomatic handgun was used in the attack.
State of the case
The Police Department still have not made any arrests in the case, nor have they released any information about the woman who returned Lady Gaga’s dogs. Captain Stacy D. Spell, through a spokesperson for the department, said in an email on Monday: “Investigators are still working the case, and the investigation is still ongoing.”
He added that he will not yet discuss the woman who returned the dogs “due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety.” However, a report by The Associated Press found the department captain Jonathan Tippett saying that the woman seemed to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the attack on Ryan Fischer and the dogs.
The woman had reportedly found the dogs tied to a pole and recognized them as Gaga’s missing dogs. She then brought them to a nearby police station in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, Gaga is over the moon that the dogs were found safely, and stated that she would “gladly” pay the woman who rescued them her promised reward of $500,000.
Gaga is currently in Rome, Italy, shooting a movie, but it’s safe to say that she is nothing short of thrilled to have her dogs back.