Man charged in the shooting, robbery of Lady Gaga's dog sentenced to 4 years in prison
One of the people charged in the shooting and robbery of Lady Gaga's dog walker in Los Angeles was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison, authorities said.
Jaylin White, 20, pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree robbery and admitted to an allegation that a member of the group was armed during the incident, according to Greg Risling, spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Other charges and allegations filed against White were dismissed, Risling told CNN. He had previously been charged with one count of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit robbery, according to the DA's office.
The shooting and dog-napping on February 24 were caught on dramatic surveillance video that showed at least two men accosting Ryan Fischer, who was walking the star's three French bulldogs.
A physical altercation ensued. The footage shows one attacker restraining the victim as another appears to point a gun.
A gunshot is then heard, and the victim falls backward while the assailants race back to a car. Fischer, who was struck by gunfire and seriously injured, survived the attack.
The assailants took two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, but they were recovered days later after the singer offered a $500,000 (around Ksh.59.6m) reward.
White and four others were arrested weeks later in connection with the shooting and robbery. They included two people who faced charges of accessory after the fact.
One of the suspects, James Jackson, was mistakenly released from police custody in April due to what officials called "a clerical error."
Jackson was found and taken into custody on Wednesday, following a search by several law enforcement agencies, including the US Marshal Service, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
Jackson is being held on attempted murder charges. Charges are still pending against a third suspect in the case.
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