Lady Gaga’s dog walker on Monday recounted in an Instagram post living his frantic thoughts in the moments that followed that he was gunned down in Los Angeles last week by two men who stole two of the singer’s French Bulldogs and the ‘left in a pool of blood.
Referring to Asia, a third dog belonging to the singer, dog walker Ryan Fischer wrote that “blood was flowing from my gunshot wound, an angel was trotting and laying down next to me. My panicked cries died down as I looked at her, even though it indicated that the blood that was flowing around her tiny body was mine.
Mr Fischer, who did not immediately respond to a post on Instagram, wrote that he was “still recovering from a very close call with death” and “will write and say more later”.
The February 24 shooting took place around 9:40 p.m. local time as Mr. Fischer walked north on Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
As of Monday, the police department did not announce an arrest in the case, nor release information about the woman who returned the dogs to police two days later.
“Investigators are still working on the case and the investigation is still ongoing,” Department spokesman Captain Stacy D. Spell said Monday. She also referred to a statement police released last week saying they would not discuss the woman who returned the dogs, or where they were found, “due to the criminal investigation. in progress and for his safety ”.
A report released by the Associated Press on Friday quoted Department Captain Jonathan Tippett as saying the woman who took the dogs to the police station appeared to be “uninvolved and unassociated” with the attack.
Mr Fischer’s Instagram posts, which accompanied photos of him in a hospital bed, included praise for family and friends, as well as emergency personnel and healthcare workers: “You me. literally saved my life and helped me take newborn walks, I can’t thank you enough.
It is not clear what exactly led to the attack. Most of what is publicly known comes from surveillance video from a neighboring house.
Mr. Fischer is seen walking down a sidewalk, which is partially obscured by a fence, as a white car pulls up beside him. Two men get out of the car and argue with Mr. Fischer. He screams repeatedly and a few moments later a gunshot is heard. “Help me, I was shot,” Mr. Fischer said just after the car left. “I was shot. Oh my God.”
Mr Fischer recalled that precise moment, writing on Instagram: “I rocked Asia the best I could, thanked her for all the amazing adventures we had together, apologized for not being able to defend his brothers, then I resolved that I would always try to save them… and myself.
“I looked at my guardian angel. I smiled at her trembling form, grateful that at least she would be ‘fine’, ”he added.
When emergency medical personnel treated Mr Fischer, he was rocking the dog, according to KABC-TV, which had a helicopter over the scene.
Officer Jeff Lee, also a spokesperson for the police department, said last week that a semi-automatic handgun was used in the attack.
The once stolen dogs are called Koji and Gustav and belong to Lady Gaga, who had offered a reward of $ 500,000 for information about them, a representative for the singer said. Lady Gaga, real name Stefani Germanotta, announced in 2016 that she had added a black and white puppy to her dog family, which included two named Koji and Asia.
At the time, she named the puppy “cowpig and moopig” before naming it Gustav. She has featured the dogs in her social media posts over the years.
In his Instagram post on Monday, Mr. Fischer included a message to Lady Gaga: “Your babies are back and the family is whole … we made it!”