Gaga’s dog walker is a 30-year-old male. He was transported to a local hosptial in Los Angeles after being shot once by one of the two suspects, who police are still searching for.
The pop star’s father, Joe Germanotta, shared an update on the traumatizing situation with Fox News on Friday, telling us that the dog walker has since been moved out of the ICU.
“We are [relieved]. Stephanie’s been communicating with him and he’s out of intensive care. He’s on the mend. We’re thankful for that,” Germanotta, a New York City businessowner, said.
Lady Gaga has been in contact with her dog walker, who remains hospitalized in Los Angeles after being shot by an armed robber on Wednesday. The pop star remains in Italy where she was when the incident took place. (Getty)
One day prior, Germanotta pleaded in an interview with Fox News for the public to “help us catch these creeps.” He added that now that it’s known the dog walker will be ok, they’re desperate for a safe return for the pups, named Koji and Gustavo.
“First priorities were that Ryan was ok. Second is that we can get those animals back and that they haven’t been harmed,” Germanotta said.
Gaga’s dad also added a plea to the suspects on Friday, sharing with Fox News: “Please don’t hurt those animals.”
“They hurt no one, just let them go. There’s no reason to keep them. They have no value. The visibility they have now you’d be crazy to buy them,” Germanotta continued. “Let them go. Give them back to us so that we can bring them back into the family.”
One day prior, Germanotta told us the singer’s “whole family” was upset by the situation. The “Joanne” singer has offered a $500,000 reward for the return of the canines. A third, named Miss Asia, ran away from the scene and is reportedly safe.
Joe Germanotta (left) pleads for the suspects in the armed robbery case to not harm his daughter’s dogs. (Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
In a news release Thursday night, cops shared more details about the two suspects.
The first is described as “a male black, 20-25 years of age, blond dreadlocks, wearing a black hoodie and armed with a semi-automatic handgun.”
A second suspect is described as “a male black, 20-25 years of age, wearing dark clothing.”
LAPD officials confirmed to Fox News the investigation is “ongoing.”