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Man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dog walker recapture after being mistakenly released from jail in April

Man accused of shooting Lady Gaga's dog walker recaptured

James Howard Jackson, 19, was arrested Wednesday without incident in the town of Palmdale, ending a months-long manhunt for the person after he was mistakenly released from prison in April. Photo thanks to U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs

Aug. 4 (UPI) — Authorities in California said they will have recaptured a guy months after he was mistakenly released from jail where he had been held on charges of shooting Lady Gaga‘s dog walker.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that 19-year-old James Howard Jackson was arrested Wednesday without incident following execution of a search warrant on a residence in the town of Palmdale, located north of LA.

Jackson is among five individuals who were arrested in April in link with the shooting of Lady Gaga’s dog walker, Ryan Fischer, in February of this past year. Authorities said Fischer was shot with a .40-calibre handgun in LA while walking three of the pop singers’ dogs, two which were stolen by the assailants.

Fischer, who survived the shooting, sustained a through-and-through gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Cedars-Sinai INFIRMARY.

Police believe Jackson was the gunman, and was among three people, including 20-year-old Jaylin White and 27-year-old Lafayette Whaley, to be charged with attempted murder along with other offenses for the crime.

Exactly the same month he was arrested, Jackson was erroneously released from prison because of “clerical error,” the sheriff’s department said, sparking a manhunt for the fugitive.

Last month, the U.S. Marshals Service announced an incentive as high as $5,000 for information resulting in his arrest.

The specifics of the way the authorities located Jackson weren’t released.

Jackson’s recapture came as White pleaded no contest on Wednesday to second-degree robbery, and was sentenced to four years in state prison.

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