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April 29, 2021: 5 Charged in Connection With Shooting of Dogwalker in Hollywood

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that five people were charged today for their alleged roles in the shooting of a dogwalker in February.

“This was a brazen street crime that left a man seriously wounded,” District Attorney Gascón said. “We have alleged very serious charges in this case and have faith that justice will be appropriately served as this case unfolds in court.”

James Howard Jackson (dob 8/6/02), Jaylin Keyshawn White (dob 9/12/01) and Lafayette Shon Whaley (dob 3/9/94) were charged in case BA493262 with one count each of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery.

Jackson also faces one count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and a felon carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle. White faces one count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Harold White (dob 7/18/80) and Jennifer McBride (dob 7/23/70) were charged with one count each of accessory after the fact. The elder White also was charged with one count of possession of a firearm and McBride faces one count of receiving stolen property.

The defendants are expected to be arraigned today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On February 24, a man was walking three French bulldogs, belonging to actress-singer Lady Gaga, when he was approached by Jackson, White and Whaley. The defendants struggled with the victim who was allegedly shot by Jackson. They are accused of grabbing two of the prized dogs and fleeing in a vehicle.

The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The dogs were later turned over unharmed to police.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.