Angie Harmon sues Instacart delivery driver who allegedly fatally shot her dog

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By Asiya Ali

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Angie Harmon has filed a lawsuit against the Instacart driver who allegedly shot her family’s dog.

As previously reported, the 51-year-old actress, best known for her role in Law & Order, claimed that her dog Oliver was allegedly killed by an Instacart delivery man.

Harmon took to Instagram to share more details about the alleged incident, which reportedly occurred on the south side of Charlotte on March 30.

"[The Instacart delivery driver] got out of his car, delivered the food & THEN shot our dog," she penned, claiming that the man had spotted that her Ring doorbell camera was inside charging before allegedly committing the heartless act.

Angie Harmon has accused a delivery driver of fatally shooting her family’s dog. Credit: John Lamparski / Getty

The Agent Cody Banks actress said that the driver "did not have a scratch or bite on him nor were his pants torn".

She also stated that he was "shopping under a woman’s identity named Merle," and shared a screenshot of the delivery confirmation which featured a photo of a woman.

"He shot our dog with my daughters & myself at home & just kept saying, 'yeah, I shot your dog. Yeah I did,'" she continued. "We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved boy & family member."

Read Harmon's post below:

According to PEOPLE, the Rizzoli & Isles star is suing the delivery service and the driver, whom the suit names as Christopher Anthoney Reid.

Court filings obtained by the outlet reveal that Reid is being sued for alleged trespassing, conversion, negligence, negligent supervision/hiring, invasion of privacy, and negligent misrepresentation.

In the documents, Harmon's legal team said the actress believed she was interacting with a driver named "Merle," claiming that the profile picture used on the app depicted an older woman.

However, when the driver arrived it was actually Reid, who was described as a "tall and intimidating younger man," that was "impersonating Merle on the Instacart app".

When Reid arrived at Harmon's home, the End Game actress described hearing "what sounded like a gunshot," while in the backyard with her children.

“Terrified for her children's safety, Ms. Harmon immediately ran downstairs to determine to source of what she thought was a gunshot,” the suit claims, adding that she apparently noticed Reid “placing a gun in the front of his pants, potentially in his pant pocket".

"Looking to the side, she saw that her beloved dog, Oliver, was shot. Although shot, Oliver was still alive," the document added. Harmon rushed her beloved pet to the veterinarian's office, but he sadly died.

Reid was questioned by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department after the incident and claimed that he acted in self-defense.

Harmon is suing Instacart and the delivery driver. Credit: SOPA Images / Getty

Instacart shared a statement about the shocking incident to the publication in April, revealing that they have suspended the shopper from the app and have cooperated with local law enforcement on their investigation.

On Tuesday (May 14), the company provided another statement, which read: “Our hearts continue to be with Ms. Harmon and her family following this disturbing incident."

"While we cannot comment on pending litigation, we have no tolerance for violence of any kind, and the shopper account has been permanently deactivated from our platform,” they added.

Harmon is seeking over $25,000 in damages, though the exact amount will be determined at trial.

Featured image credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty

Angie Harmon sues Instacart delivery driver who allegedly fatally shot her dog

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Angie Harmon has filed a lawsuit against the Instacart driver who allegedly shot her family’s dog.

As previously reported, the 51-year-old actress, best known for her role in Law & Order, claimed that her dog Oliver was allegedly killed by an Instacart delivery man.

Harmon took to Instagram to share more details about the alleged incident, which reportedly occurred on the south side of Charlotte on March 30.

"[The Instacart delivery driver] got out of his car, delivered the food & THEN shot our dog," she penned, claiming that the man had spotted that her Ring doorbell camera was inside charging before allegedly committing the heartless act.

Angie Harmon has accused a delivery driver of fatally shooting her family’s dog. Credit: John Lamparski / Getty

The Agent Cody Banks actress said that the driver "did not have a scratch or bite on him nor were his pants torn".

She also stated that he was "shopping under a woman’s identity named Merle," and shared a screenshot of the delivery confirmation which featured a photo of a woman.

"He shot our dog with my daughters & myself at home & just kept saying, 'yeah, I shot your dog. Yeah I did,'" she continued. "We are completely traumatized & beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved boy & family member."

Read Harmon's post below:

According to PEOPLE, the Rizzoli & Isles star is suing the delivery service and the driver, whom the suit names as Christopher Anthoney Reid.

Court filings obtained by the outlet reveal that Reid is being sued for alleged trespassing, conversion, negligence, negligent supervision/hiring, invasion of privacy, and negligent misrepresentation.

In the documents, Harmon's legal team said the actress believed she was interacting with a driver named "Merle," claiming that the profile picture used on the app depicted an older woman.

However, when the driver arrived it was actually Reid, who was described as a "tall and intimidating younger man," that was "impersonating Merle on the Instacart app".

When Reid arrived at Harmon's home, the End Game actress described hearing "what sounded like a gunshot," while in the backyard with her children.

“Terrified for her children's safety, Ms. Harmon immediately ran downstairs to determine to source of what she thought was a gunshot,” the suit claims, adding that she apparently noticed Reid “placing a gun in the front of his pants, potentially in his pant pocket".

"Looking to the side, she saw that her beloved dog, Oliver, was shot. Although shot, Oliver was still alive," the document added. Harmon rushed her beloved pet to the veterinarian's office, but he sadly died.

Reid was questioned by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department after the incident and claimed that he acted in self-defense.

Harmon is suing Instacart and the delivery driver. Credit: SOPA Images / Getty

Instacart shared a statement about the shocking incident to the publication in April, revealing that they have suspended the shopper from the app and have cooperated with local law enforcement on their investigation.

On Tuesday (May 14), the company provided another statement, which read: “Our hearts continue to be with Ms. Harmon and her family following this disturbing incident."

"While we cannot comment on pending litigation, we have no tolerance for violence of any kind, and the shopper account has been permanently deactivated from our platform,” they added.

Harmon is seeking over $25,000 in damages, though the exact amount will be determined at trial.

Featured image credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty