Lady Gaga: Shooter of singer's dog-walker accidentally released early

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. (Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

A reward has been posted to try and find the man who is allegedly involved in the attempted murder of Lady Gaga's dog walker.

A $5,000 reward has been put up for James Howard Jackson after the 19-year-old escaped from jail in April due to a clerical error.

Jackson continues to evade the police and the $5,000 reward is for any information that leads to his arrest.

Read more: Lady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer speaks out after shooting

Jackson is one of three men charged with also stealing two of the star's French bulldogs in February 2021.

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Lady Gaga on tour in Germany in July 2022. (Getty Images for Live Nation)

Prosecutors say Jackson and two other alleged gang members had driven around looking for expensive French bulldogs to steal on 24 February last year.

It is alleged they spotted, followed and then robbed Ryan Fischer, who was employed as the pop star's dog walker.

During the robbery, Fischer was beaten, choked and shot with the incident being captured a nearby doorbell camera.

The US Marshals said Jackson should be considered as "armed and dangerous" and urged anyone with information on the man to report it to police immediately.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga and her dog Stella attend Billboard's 10th Annual Women In Music  at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 11, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga and her dog Stella, 2015. (FilmMagic)

At the time of the incident, Gaga praised Fischer and said: “You’re forever a hero."

The Bad Romance singer also offered a $500,000 reward for the dogs who were later returned safely.

Since then, Fischer revealed that he is now living in a van after the 'trauma' of the shooting.

On a GoFundMe page asking for donations, Fischer wrote: “With no vehicle, apartment, and having run out of savings and surviving on donations from generous loved ones, I am humbly asking for your help.”

Read more: Lady Gaga offers $500K reward for return of French bulldogs

Fischer also detailed his mental health struggles since the shooting: "At times I was scared. I was lonely. I felt abandoned and unsupported. I had long bouts of depression and doubt and self-pity."

Watch below: US Marshals hunting for Lady Gaga dog walker shooting suspect.

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