Lady Gaga offers $500,000 reward for the return of her dogs stolen at gunpoint
Gaga's dog walker was shot late Wednesday night.
Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs after they were stolen in a violent attack on Wednesday night.
EW has confirmed that the Chromatica singer's dog walker was approached by two people at approximately 9:40 p.m. near the 1500 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue in central Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the victim — described as a male in his thirties — was shot, and the dogs, named Koji and Gustav, were subsequently stolen. Suspects were then observed fleeing the scene in a white vehicle traveling on the same road toward Hollywood. The victim was transported by the local fire department for medical treatment, though a status update on his condition was not available at press time.
EW can also confirm through a source that Gaga — currently in Italy prepping to shoot her new Gucci-themed movie with Ridley Scott — is offering the $500,000 reward for the dogs' return with "no questions asked." Whoever has the dogs is urged to use the email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to retrieve the reward.
TMZ later shared graphic, NSFW footage of the attack, which shows a brief struggle on a sidewalk before a gunshot is heard.
Gaga's French bulldogs are well known to her fans, as the singer-songwriter frequently shares images of them to social media. One of her dogs, Asia, whom Gaga adopted in 2014, even has her own Instagram account. Gustav and Koji have been with Gaga since 2016 and 2015, respectively.
EW will update this post as new information becomes available.