Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in Los Angeles last week and her two French Bulldogs were stolen. Who is Ryan Fisher?
As Lady Gaga worked in Rome on her new film Gucci, her dog walker was shot in a devastating attack whilst walking her three French Bulldogs in LA on February 24th.
It is unknown whether the shooting was politically motivated, and the FBI are currently investigating the dognapping.
He has been named as Ryan Fischer, but who is he? Let’s get to know Lady Gaga’s dog walker a little better…
Who is Ryan Fischer?
Ryan Fischer was born in Cincinatti but appears to have spent most of his life in New York. However more recently, he moved to Los Angeles.
He appears to be a full-time dog walker and even has an Instagram account dedicated to the pooches that he looks after. It’s called @valleyofthedogs, and he often pictured the hounds on their various adventures across America.
Lady Gaga’s dogs have featured on the account a lot, and it appears as though he’s known her for a really long time as he posted a photo of her on the red carpet to his dog account back in 2015.
He also has a personal Instagram account too @saintrocque, but he wasn’t big on social media and only had a few thousand followers.
Ryan was shot whilst walking Lady Gaga’s dogs
Whilst walking Lady Gaga’s three French Bulldogs Koji, Miss Asia and Gustav around Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 24th, Ryan was shot and immediately taken to hospital in an unknown condition.
Police were called to North Sierra Bonita Avenue, a street off Sunset Boulevard at about 9.40pm on Wednesday after many 911 calls had reported a man screaming and the sound of gunshots, The Guardian reported.
A male suspect reportedly fired a semi-automatic handgun at him and he was shot in the chest four times.
Lady Gaga was in Rome working on a new Ridley Scott film called Gucci and was not present at the crime scene.
Lady Gaga offered a reward for the return of her dogs
When Ryan was shot, two of the dogs, Koji and Miss Asia were stolen.
The third Bulldog, Miss Asia, escaped capture and was taken to LAPD’s headquarters before being recovered by one of Lady Gaga’s bodygards.
Lady Gaga offered a $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs.
Days after the shooting, her dogs were returned unharmed. A woman reportedly brought the dogs into the LAPD’s Olympic station in Koreatown on Friday night after finding them and contacting Lady Gaga.
Ryan Fischer speaks out after the shooting
On Monday (March 1st), Ryan took to his Instagram @valleyofthedogs to speak out following the shooting. Posting a photo of himself in a hospital bed, he wrote:
“4 days ago, while a car sped away and blood poured from my gunshot wound, an angel trotted over and laid next to me. My panicked screams calmed as I looked at her, even though it registered that the blood pooling around her tiny body was my own. I cradled Asia as best I could, thanked her for all the incredible adventures we’d been on together, apologized that I couldn’t defend her brothers, and then resolved that I would still try to save them… and myself.”
He then continued to talk about his guardian angel before revealing in a second post that he is “still in recovery from a very close call with death”.
Ryan said that he wants to keep himself away from the media and will say more later, before thanking his family, Lady Gaga, the police, medical staff and fans for the help, gratitude and love he has received.
He finished the post by writing:
“A lot of healing still needs to happen, but I look forward to the future and the moment when I get bombarded with kisses and licks (and maybe even an excitement pee?) from Asia, Koji, and Gustav.”