Actress Angie Harmon ‘traumatized’ after Instacart delivery person shoots and KILLS family dog

Actress Angie Harmon is devastated after an Instacart delivery person shot and killed one of her family’s dogs while making a grocery delivery over Easter weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The “Law & Order” and “Rizzoli & Isles” star stated on Instagram Monday that she was “completely traumatized” by the death of her beloved “Ollie.”

“This Easter weekend a man delivering groceries for Instacart shot & killed our precious Oliver,’ she posted to Instagram with a number of loving photos of her dog. “He got out of his car, delivered the food & THEN shot our dog.”

“Our ring camera was charging in the house, which he saw & then knew he wasn’t being recorded. The police let him go b/c he claimed ‘self defense.’ He did not have a scratch or bite on him nor were his pants torn. He was shopping under a woman’s identity named Merle… the pic is on my story. He shot our dog with my daughters & myself at home & just kept saying, ‘yeah, I shot your dog. Yeah I did.’ We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved boy & family member. #RIP OLLIE,” Harmon added.

Instacart issued a statement to the Daily Mail concerning the incident, “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. We have been in direct contact with the customer and are cooperating with law enforcement on their investigation.”

Police released the delivery person after he claimed he shot the dog in “self-defense.”

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department told TMZ that law enforcement has confirmed the driver claimed he killed the dog with one shot when it attacked him.

“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 contended. “Another dog was present at the residence but did not attack.”

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“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 Daily Mail reported.

Police are seeking no one else in the incident.

Harmon posted a message to the delivery driver on Instagram as well.

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

The actress stated that it was “beyond comprehension” that “someone could commit such a heartless act. I’m devastated that I didn’t get to say goodbye to him.”


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