Lady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer cries for help after getting shot by dognappers in horrifying footage

When Ryan Fischer refused to let go of the dogs, one of his attackers raised a semiautomatic handgun and fired a single shot, leaving Fischer fallen on the sidewalk


                            Lady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer cries for help after getting shot by dognappers in horrifying footage
Lady Gaga is at a loss after her pet French Bulldogs were nabbed and her dog walker Ryan Fischer shot (Getty Images and Instagram/ valleyofthedogs)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer was shot in the chest four times on Wednesday night, February 24. The assailant stole the singer’s two French Bulldogs. The incident reportedly happened while the star was in Rome, working on the Ridley Scott film ‘Gucci’. 

In a police scanner audio that has since been published, a 911 operator can be heard saying, “Shooting just occurred… caller heard one gunshot and a female screaming.” The operator added, “One male down… male conscious and breathing, approximately 35-years-old, suffering from a gunshot wound.” Later in the audio, the operator said that the two small dogs were taken. Now, a horrifying home surveillance video has emerged that captures the moment Fischer was shot.

WATCH the footage here 

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What happened in the video?

Fischer was walking Gaga's dogs Koji, Miss Asia and Gustavo, in West Hollywood at around 9.40 pm when he was gunned down. In the footage, a white, four-door sedan can be seen pulling up alongside him. “Give it up!” yelled one of two men who hopped out of the car.

“No! Help me!” screamed Fischer as he attempted to fend them off. When Fischer refused to let go of the dogs, one of his attackers raised a semiautomatic handgun and fired a single shot, leaving Fischer fallen on the sidewalk. The assailants grabbed two of Gaga’s three dogs, Gustav and Koji, and fled in the car. Fischer’s anguished screams for help can be heard as he lay bleeding on a Los Angeles street. “Oh my God, help me!” he screamed. “Help me, I’ve been shot! … I’m bleeding out of my chest!”

One local can be heard in the footage saying he was calling 911. “They stole two dogs,” he told one person who came to his aid. “They’re Frenchies. … They’re Lady Gaga’s dogs.” Fischer was soon rushed to a hospital as his condition was described as “grave”. A source said that the singer's dog walker is thankfully "recovering well." 

 



 

Lady Gaga offers reward

Joe Germanotta, the father of the pop star whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, told Fox News: “Our whole family is upset and praying Koji and Gustavo are not harmed. Shooting someone in order to steal dogs is wrong.” A source said the singer "is offering half-a-million dollars to anyone who has her two dogs, no questions asked. Anyone who has the dogs can use this email, [email protected] to retrieve the reward."

According to American Kennel Club Vice President of Public Relations Brandi Hunter, French Bulldogs can now fetch between $1,500 and $5,000 in the black market. “There has been an increase in celebrity ownership, and a higher visibility -- and with that comes a higher demand, ” Hunter said. “But they’re not just a fashion accessory under your arm -- they’re a living, breathing family member.”

The assailants were reportedly last seen fleeing northbound on North Sierra Bonita Avenue towards Hollywood Boulevard in their car. 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.