That video is part of the evidence LAPD detectives are scrutinizing, according to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez.
The footage, recorded by a home surveillance camera, shows the dog walker on Sierra Bonita Avenue in Hollywood Wednesday night as a light-colored sedan slows down and pulls up alongside him. At least two people can be seen exiting the vehicle and approaching the dog walker. In the video, the victim is heard yelling “no, no” while fighting with her attackers.
One man is seen holding the victim, while the other appears to be pointing a gun. When a shot sounds, the victim is seen falling backwards as the men run back to the car.
“Oh my God, oh my God, help me,” the dog walker is heard yelling just before the car starts. He has been heard to say that he was shot in the heart and lungs and that the two dogs were robbed when neighbors rushed to help him.
“We heard blood-curdling screams. And then in about a minute, a gunshot rang out,” a neighbor Rachel Mason told CNN. “We just ducked for cover, ran in and called 911.”
Mason said it was a shocking scene and that her neighbor helped save the victim’s life.
“We came back and the guy was literally bleeding while the police and paramedics came and our neighbor was compressing his chest,” Mason said. “He didn’t know if he was dead or alive and they put him on the stretcher and in the ambulance.”
Mason added that he had no idea that the victim was Lady Gaga’s dog walker and that her dogs had been stolen.
At this time, the victim is in critical condition and the dogs are still missing, according to López. The dog walker has not been publicly identified. Police described the attackers as men between 20 and 25 years old.
The singer offers a reward of $ 500,000 for the return of her dogs named Koji and Gustav.