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Instacart driver reportedly shoots actress Angie Harmon’s dog

Angie Harmon (photo by S. Burkely)
Angie Harmon (photo by S. Bukley)

A driver making an Instacart delivery to the home of Hollywood actress Angie Harmon reportedly shot and killed her dog after dropping off the food.

According to CNBC, Harmon, best known for her starring roles in the TV detective series "Law & Order" and "Rizolli & Isles," reported on Monday, April 1, that an Instacart delivery driver fatally shot her dog in an incident that happened following a food delivery to her Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C. home shortly before noon Saturday, March 30.

In a post on Instagram, Harmon gave her version of the incident:

"This Easter weekend a man delivering groceries for Instacart shot & killed our precious Oliver," Harmon said in the post. "He got out of his car, delivered the food and then shot our dog. Our Ring camera was charging in the house, which he saw and then knew he wasn’t being recorded. 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.

"He was shopping under a woman’s identity named Merle," Harmon said in the post. “He shot our dog with my daughters & myself at home & just kept saying, "yeah, I shot your dog. Yeah I did."

According to CNBC, the driver told police the dog attacked him when he arrived at Harmon's home and that he fired a single shot at it in self-defense. Police said another dog was present at the residence at the time but didn’t attack the driver and that questioning is complete in the incident, which resulted in no arrests being made and with no charges planned to be filed.

Instacart has suspended the driver and said it has reached out to Harmon and her family and is cooperating with police. It is not clear if the unidentified driver is a full-time or contract employee of Instacart.

"We were deeply saddened and disturbed to hear about this incident," Instacart said in a comment to CNBC. "We have no tolerance for violence of any kind." 

Read more CNBC coverage here.

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