Five people have been arrested and charged with shooting Lady Gaga’s dogwalker and stealing two of her French bulldogs in February.
According to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, three suspects have been charged with attempted murder and robbery and two as accessories after the initial crime, according to a press release from Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday.
One of the alleged accessories is Jennifer McBride, the 50-year-old woman who returned the singer’s dogs to LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station two days after the armed robbery. Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippet said in February that the woman who returned the dogs appeared to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the incident.
However, according to the latest release, detectives now believe McBride had a relationship with Harold White, 40, who is the father of one of the attempted murder suspects and a documented Los Angeles gang member. Both he and McBride are being charged as accessories to attempted murder.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office added in a press release that White also faces a charge of possession of a firearm and that McBride faces one count of receiving stolen property.
The suspects allegedly involved in the robbery and shooting of the victim are 18-year-old James Jackson, 19-year-old Jaylin White, and 27-year-old Lafayette Whaley. According to the District Attorney’s office, they are being charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, and second-degree theft. The LAPD release says the three suspects are Los Angeles, gang members.
The release from the District Attorney’s office notes that Jackson is also charged with assault with a semiautomatic firearm and a felon carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle. The younger White also faces one count of assault using force likely to produce significant bodily injury, the release adds.