Three of the suspects, ages 18 to 27, were arrested Tuesday for attempted murder. The other two suspects, ages 40 and 50, were charged with attempted murder. The LAPD said four of the five suspects were documented gang members.
Ryan Fischer, a close friend of the pop star who was walking her dogs, was shot dead on February 24th during a heated altercation in which two of Lady Gaga’s three treasured French Bulldogs were stolen and Fischer seriously wounded.
The surveillance footage later revealed the bold incident, which Fischer described as a “close call to death”.
“Detectives do not believe that the suspects attacked the victim for the owner of the dog. However, there is evidence that the suspects knew the great value of the breed and were the motivation for the robbery,” a press release from the LAPD said.
One of the suspects taken into custody is the woman who allegedly found the dogs a few days after the shooting after Lady Gaga offered a $ 500,000 reward for safely returning her pets.
After the dogs were turned in, detectives connected the woman who “found” them to the father of one of the attempted murder suspects, police said.
All five suspects are expected to be charged on Thursday.
CNN reached out to representatives from Lady Gaga and Fischer. It is unclear whether the suspects retained their legal representation.