Lady Gaga and James Howard Jackson
James Howard Jackson appears in an April 27, 2021 mugshot released by the U.S. Marshals Service. Lady Gaga was photographed in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2021.

One of the men responsible for shooting Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga’s dog walker, and stealing her French bulldogs will be face 21 years behind bars according to police.

James Howard Jackson took a plea deal admitting to inflicting great bodily injury and was sentenced for attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a robbery and assault with a semiautomatic firearm on Monday according to the district attorney’s office.

Jackson was accidentally released from jail back in April due to a “clerical error” and was re-arrested in August.

Jennifer McBride and Harold White were also charged in connection to the incident. McBride, who was in a relationship with White at the time, returned the stolen dogs a few days after the robbery. Her case is still ongoing. White pleaded no contest to a count of ex-convict in possession of a gun.

Jaylin Keyshawn White, who is Harold White’s son, and Lafayette Shon Whaley, both pleaded no contest to second-degree robbery for their roles in the crime.

On Feb. 24, 2021, Fischer was walking the “Born the way” singer’s bulldogs down Sunset Boulevard. This is when Jackson and Jaylin approached, attacked and shot Fischer and stole two of Lady Gaga’ bulldogs, Koji and Gustav. The assault was caught on a nearby doorbell camera.

Fischer described the assault as a “very close call with death.”

The fact that the stolen dogs belonged to the “A Star is Born” pop star was a coincidence according to officials. The value of a French bulldog is worth several thousands and authorities believe this was the primary motivation.

Lady Gaga’s representatives have not provided any comments on the sentencing at this time.

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