Angie Harmon Dog
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The former “Law & Order” star Angie Harmon has shockingly revealed that her dog was fatally shot by an Instacart driver over the Easter weekend at her home in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Harmon’s Dog Fatally Shot

“This Easter weekend a man delivering groceries for Instacart shot & killed our precious Oliver,” wrote Harmon, 51. “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,” she continued. “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,'” Harmon concluded. “We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved boy & family member.”

Harmon later doubled down on this on her Instagram Story.

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

“The fact that someone could commit such a heartless act is beyond comprehension to me and I’m devastated that I didn’t get to say goodbye to him,” she concluded.

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Police And Instacart Respond

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has since confirmed to TMZ that the Instacart driver is claiming self defense, and it appears that they have no plans to charge him.

“The investigation revealed that a delivery driver arrived at the residence to deliver consumable goods,” they said in a statement. “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.”

“CMPD is not currently seeking any additional parties,” the statement added.

A spokesperson for Instacart issued a statement as well, telling People Magazine, “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,” the representative continued. “We have been in direct contact with the customer and are cooperating with law enforcement on their investigation.”

Lady Gaga Dog Kidnapping

This comes three years after Lady Gaga’s dog-walker Ryan Fischer was shot multiple times and her two French bulldogs were kidnapped in Los Angeles. They were safely returned to police two days after the attack, and Fischer thankfully survived his injuries.

“I was scared, I was in pain,” Fischer later said of the attack. “I had a feeling, when they came up [and] pulled the gun on me that I was going to end up being shot, cause in my mind I was like, ‘There’s no way that I’m not going to fight for these dogs.'”

Three men and two accomplices were later arrested for the crime. NPR reported that in December of 2022, James Howard Jackson was sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading no contest to one count of attempted murder.

“The plea agreement holds Mr. Jackson accountable for perpetrating a coldhearted violent act and provides justice for our victim,” the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office told Entertainment Weekly at the time.

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The details about what happened to Harmon’s dog are deeply disturbing. It can only be launched that police launch a full investigation into this Instacart driver, and that little Ollie can get the justice that he deserves.

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