A member of the group that stole Lady Gaga's French bulldogs and shot her dog walker was sentenced to 4 years in jail

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In the February 2021 incident, Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen.Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
  • One of the dognappers who snatched Lady Gaga's dogs was given a four-year jail sentence.

  • Jaylin Keyshawn White was one of five people charged in connection with the high-profile robbery.

  • Gaga's dog walker, Robert Fischer, was shot, and two of the singer's French bulldogs were taken.

A member of the group involved in snatching Lady Gaga's dogs and shooting her dog walker has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Jaylin Keyshawn White, now 20, pleaded guilty to one charge of second-degree robbery on Wednesday, per Agence France-Presse.

White admitted to being part of a group who set upon Lady Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, while he was out in Hollywood in February 2021.

Fischer was shot and two of the singer's three dogs were stolen in the incident, which took place along Sierra Bonita Avenue.

Fischer has spoken out about how he had a "very close call with death" as a result of the attack.

Security footage showed two men jumping out of a car and struggling with Fischer. One of the men then pulled out a handgun and fired it at Fischer, seriously wounding him.

The men then fled in their car with two of Gaga's three dogs. The third bulldog, named Miss Asia, was recovered by the police.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office announced in April 2021 that five people had been charged in connection with the crime.

At the time, three people — White, James Jackson, and Lafayette Whaley — were charged with one count each of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, and second-degree robbery.

Meanwhile, Harold White was charged with possessing a firearm and being an accessory to the shooting, while Jennifer McBride was charged with one count of being an accessory after the fact.

Per the Los Angeles Times, McBride had dropped the stolen dogs off at a police station, claiming that she had "found" them.

Last month, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department accidentally released Jackson from custody. Jackson had been awaiting trial after being charged with attempted murder but was released "due to a clerical error."

CBS reported on Thursday that Jackson had been recaptured.

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