Angie Harmon says delivery person shot and killed family dog: ‘Beyond devastated’


Actress Angie Harmon said this week that her family dog was shot and killed by a man delivering groceries to her North Carolina home.

“This Easter weekend a man delivering groceries for Instacart shot & killed our precious Oliver,” the actress wrote in an Instagram post Monday. “He got out of his car, delivered the food & THEN shot our dog.”

Harmon said her home’s security camera was being charged at the time of the incident and hadn’t recorded anything.

PHOTO: Angie Harmon attends Variety's 2022 Power Of Women: New York Event Presented By Lifetime at The Glasshouse on May 5, 2022 in New York City.

Angie Harmon attends Variety’s 2022 Power Of Women: New York Event Presented By Lifetime at The Glasshouse on May 5, 2022 in New York City.

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“The police let him go [because] he claimed ‘self defense.’ He did not have a scratch or bite on him nor were his pants torn,'” Harmon wrote.

The “Rizzoli & Isles” star claimed the delivery person’s identity didn’t appear to match the name on the Instacart app, which she said identified the shopper as a woman named Merle.

“He shot our dog with my daughters & myself at home & just kept saying, ‘yeah, I shot your dog. Yeah I did,'” Harmon wrote. “We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved boy & family member. #RIP OLLIE πŸΆπŸΎπŸ•ŠοΈπŸŒˆ.”

PHOTO: Actress Angie Harmon shared photos of her dog Oliver on Instagram on April 1, 2024.

Actress Angie Harmon shared photos of her dog Oliver on Instagram on April 1, 2024.

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When reached by “Good Morning America,” Instacart, which offers grocery delivery services in all 50 states, condemned the incident.

“We were deeply saddened and disturbed to hear about this incident,” Instacart said in a statement. “We have no tolerance for violence of any kind, and the shopper account was immediately suspended from our platform. We have been in direct contact with the customer and are cooperating with law enforcement on their investigation.”

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, a delivery driver told officers on Saturday that he was delivering food at the home when the dog attacked him and he fired a single gunshot in self defense. The police also said another dog was present at the home but “did not attack.”

“No criminal charges have been filed in relation to this incident, and CMPD is not currently seeking any additional parties. CMPD’s Animal Care and Control also responded to the scene,” the police added.





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