Fri. Apr 19th, 2024
alert-–-angie-harmon-reveals-an-instacart-delivery-person-shot-and-killed-one-of-her-family-dogs:-‘your-actions-are-despicable’Alert – Angie Harmon reveals an Instacart delivery person shot and KILLED one of her family dogs: ‘Your actions are despicable’

Actress Angie Harmon has shockingly revealed that one of her family’s dogs was shot and killed by an Instacart delivery driver over the Easter weekend.

The 51-year-old former Law & Order star revealed in an Instagram post on Monday that her dog Oliver had been killed by the shopper after they dropped off groceries to her home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

‘This Easter weekend a man delivering groceries for Instacart shot & killed our precious Oliver,’ she wrote, alongside several sweet photos of the deceased pet. ‘He got out of his car, delivered the food & THEN shot our dog.’

In a statement provided to DailyMail.com, Instacart addressed Angie’s claims – revealing that the delivery driver in question has been suspended from their role.  

‘We were deeply saddened and disturbed to hear about this incident. We have no tolerance for violence of any kind, and the shopper account was immediately suspended from our platform,’ a spokesperson said. 

Angie Harmon, 51, said an Instacart delivery person had shot and killed her dog over Easter weekend in an Instagram post shared Monday; seen in 2022 in NYC

Angie Harmon, 51, said an Instacart delivery person had shot and killed her dog over Easter weekend in an Instagram post shared Monday; seen in 2022 in NYC

Harmon claimed the driver delivered her groceries before shooting her dog Oliver. She disputed claims of 'self defense,' as the driver allegedly appeared unharmed

Harmon claimed the driver delivered her groceries before shooting her dog Oliver. She disputed claims of ‘self defense,’ as the driver allegedly appeared unharmed

Harmon claimed the driver was a man using a woman's profile, which she reposted, though their identity has not been publicly released

Harmon claimed the driver was a man using a woman’s profile, which she reposted, though their identity has not been publicly released

‘We have been in direct contact with the customer and are cooperating with law enforcement on their investigation.’ 

In her Instagram post, Harmon claimed that the Instacart shopper knew that he was not being recorded before the shot the dog, noting that her Ring security camera was charging inside at the time of the incident. 

‘Our Ring camera was charging in the house, which he saw & then knew he wasn’t being recorded,’ she wrote.

Harmon noted that the driver was released by police after claiming that he shot the dog in ‘self defense.’

However, the Rizzoli & Isles star disputed that her dog had attacked the driver, writing: ‘He did not have a scratch or bite on him nor were his pants torn.’

She went on to describe a chilling interaction in which the driver allegedly admitted to killing her dog.

‘He shot our dog with my daughters & myself at home & just kept saying, “Yeah, I shot your dog. Yeah I did,”‘ she wrote.

Harmon identified the driver as a man but claimed that he was using a woman’s identity on his Instacart profile, which she posted on Instagram, though the delivery person’s identity has not been publicly released yet.

‘We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved boy & family member,’ she concluded, while adding ‘#RIP OLLIE.’

In an update from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to TMZ, law enforcement officials confirmed that the Instacart driver had claimed he shot the dog in self-defense.

She called the shooter's actions 'despicable and inexcusable' in a later Instagram Stories post

She called the shooter’s actions ‘despicable and inexcusable’ in a later Instagram Stories post

Harmon's post included a sweet photo of someone scratching Ollie's chin, as well as a photo of the dog when he was a puppy

Harmon’s post included a sweet photo of someone scratching Ollie’s chin, as well as a photo of the dog when he was a puppy

Other photos showed Oliver with the other family dogs

Other photos showed Oliver with the other family dogs

He cuddled up with another pooch for a cute nap in another heartbreaking photo

He cuddled up with another pooch for a cute nap in another heartbreaking photo

She included a short clip in which she theatrically cleared her throat off camera because a snoozing Oliver was sitting on the out-of-bounds sofa, before another woman gave him head scratches

She included a short clip in which she theatrically cleared her throat off camera because a snoozing Oliver was sitting on the out-of-bounds sofa, before another woman gave him head scratches

‘The investigation revealed that a delivery driver arrived at the residence to deliver consumable goods. The driver told officers that a dog attacked him while he was at the residence and that he defended himself by firing a single gunshot, striking and mortally wounding the dog,’ police said. ‘Another dog was present at the residence but did not attack.’

They added that the department’s Animal Control division was also involved in the response to the shooting, but the department confirmed that no charges had been filed against the driver at this time.

The police department added that it was not seeking out any other individuals in response to the shooting. 

Harmon’s post included a sweet photo of someone scratching Ollie’s chin, as well as a photo of the dog when he was a puppy, plus photos of him cuddling with her other dogs.

She included a cute video in which she theatrically cleared her throat off camera because Ollie had broken the rules and sat on the couch, but then another woman gave him some much-appreciated head scratches instead of scolding him. 

Harmon subsequently wrote a message to the delivery driver in her Instagram stories.

‘To the man who took Ollie away from us: your actions are despicable and inexcusable,’ she seethed. ‘You’ve not only robbed us of a beloved member of our family but you’ve also traumatized us beyond measure.’

She said it was ‘beyond comprehension’ that ‘someone could commit such a heartless act.’

A statement from Instacart said it had been in contact with Harmon and noted that the driver had been suspended immediately; seen in 2017 in Beverly Hills

A statement from Instacart said it had been in contact with Harmon and noted that the driver had been suspended immediately; seen in 2017 in Beverly Hills

Harmon is best known for her stint on Law & Order and her starring role on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles (pictured)

Harmon is best known for her stint on Law & Order and her starring role on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles (pictured)

Harmon added: ‘I’m devastated that I didn’t get to say goodbye to him.’ 

After modeling early in her career, Harmon got her big acting break on the bizarre two-season series Baywatch Nights.

However, it was her addition to the main cast of Law & Order from 1998 to 2001 made her a hit with fans and critics.

Harmon played the assistant DA Abbie Carmichael, who worked in close collaboration with longtime star Sam Waterston’s character Jack McCoy. 

She went on to be a popular television star with numerous lead and supporting roles, as well as occasional film parts.

Harmon’s biggest role to date was on the crime drama series Rizzoli & Isles, in which she played a Boston homicide detective who works in collaboration with a medical examiner to solve crimes.

The TNT series ran for seven seasons from 2010 to 2016.