Angie Harmon mourns family dog allegedly killed by grocery delivery shopper

“We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated,” the “Rizzoli & Isles” star wrote.

Angie Harmon’s Easter weekend was upended by tragedy.

The Rizzoli & Isles actress revealed that her family’s dog, Oliver, was shot and killed by a delivery worker. “This Easter weekend a man delivering groceries for Instacart shot & killed our precious Oliver,” she alleged on Instagram. Harmon claims the driver “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.”

<p>Jamie McCarthy/Getty; Angie Harmon/Instagram</p> Angie Harmon and her dog Ollie

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Angie Harmon and her dog Ollie

Harmon went on to explain that the suspect was released from custody. “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 Law & Order actress also said that she was home at the time of the incident. "He shot our dog with my daughters & myself at home & just kept saying, ‘yeah, I shot your dog. Yeah I did,'" she wrote. “We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved boy & family member.”

“We were deeply saddened and disturbed to hear about this incident,” a representative for Instacart told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”

TMZ reported that the incident occurred at Harmon’s home in Charlotte, N.C. A representative for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department offered the following statement to EW: "On Saturday, March 30, 2024, shortly before noon, officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s South Division responded to a residence... for a report of a dog being shot. Upon arrival, officers located and spoke to all involved parties."

"The investigation revealed that a delivery driver arrived at the residence to deliver consumable goods," the statement continues. "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. Another dog was present at the residence 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."

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