THE shooting theft of Lady Gaga’s dogs is reportedly being investigated as a “gang initiation” – as it emerged cops allegedly told the star not to pay out a $500,000 reward to the woman who found them.
LAPD detectives are said to have still not “cleared” the mystery woman who apparently found the two stolen French bulldogs tied to a post days after the horror attack last month.
Police have reportedly told Lady Gaga to hold off on paying the $500,000 reward
Police are still investigating if the woman was involved in the crimeCredit: Instagram
Gaga’s beloved pooches, Gustav and Koji, were nabbed by armed thieves from the star’s dog walker Ryan Fischler – who was shot as he heroically tried to fend off the attack.
Sources told TMZ that the police are reportedly still looking at the finder of the dogs to see if she had no involvement in the crime.
Police have said that they don’t believe the woman was involved in the crime but still have not ruled out the possibility.
Sources also told TMZ that Lady Gaga is more than happy to pay the woman, but is respectfully waiting for the police to clear the woman.
Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischler got shot four times in the chest
Police are investigating similar criminal activity in the area to rule out the crime was gang-relatedCredit: KABC-TV
Authorities are allegedly also looking into reports that the dognapping may have been part of a gang initiation, with police looking at other gang-related activity.
Sources tell the New York Post that similar crimes in the Los Angeles area have some authorities searching for possible evidence the dognapping may have been a gang-related crime.
Lady Gaga’s dogwalker Ryan Fischer was shot on February 25 after the gunmen took Gaga’s two dogs he was walking in a brazen dognapping attempt.
He was shot four times in the chest as the robbers made their getaway.
Fischer was then listed in critical condition but improved almost immediately as Lady Gaga and her family pled with the gunmen to return her dogs and say Fischer didn’t deserve to get shot.
The woman then returned Gaga’s dogs to police a day later, saying she had found them tied to poles.
Fischer has recently posted an Instagram photo showing himself recovering in the hospital bed and thanking Gaga and others for their well wishes while also welcoming the return of Gaga’s dogs.