Angie Harmon Says She’s Still ‘Bawling And Crying’ After Instacart Driver Shot And Killed Her Dog

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Actress Angie Harmon said she’s still grieving the loss of her dog, Oliver, who was shot and killed on March 30 by an Instacart delivery driver. 

The 51-year-old actress told People in a new interview that she was upstairs feeding her rescued pet squirrels when she heard the gunshot. She said she heard her 18-year-old daughter scream, “Oh my God. Oh my God. Did you just shoot our dog!?”

“We were running, screaming, crying. I remember thinking how weird — like, why isn’t he helping? Why is he just watching us like entertainment?” Harmon said of Instacart worker Christopher Anthoney Reid’s reaction.

Per the police statement, Reid said “the dog attacked him and that he defended himself by firing a single gunshot, striking and mortally wounding the dog.” 

“Yeah, I shot your dog. I shot him,” Harmon alleges Reid said at the time. The actress claimed, “He just kept saying that over and over and over again. He wasn’t agitated. He wasn’t afraid. He wasn’t mad. He wasn’t sorry. He wasn’t helping us. He wasn’t anything. I was like, ‘What are you talking about?'”

She also alleges that Reid didn’t appear injured while questioned by law enforcement. “But he didn’t have a mark on him. He didn’t have a scratch; he didn’t have torn jeans. He didn’t have puncture marks. Most importantly, he didn’t ask for help. He says he was attacked multiple times by Ollie and that he had to kick him off. But he didn’t even ask for a Band-Aid or an ambulance.”

The actress went on to describe taking the injured animal to the emergency vet.

“I just couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t get up, I couldn’t do anything, and I couldn’t help him as much as I kept trying, I kept failing,” Harmon told the outlet. “When I went in there, they were doing CPR on him, and they did that for 7 to 13 minutes. And then everything just got really still. There I was watching him covered in his blood.”

The actress is suing both Instacart and Reid, alleging that he was delivering items using someone else’s account, which the company does not permit. People noted that Harmon is seeking $25,000 for damages, accusing Reid of trespassing, conversion, negligence, negligent supervision/hiring, invasion of privacy, and negligent misrepresentation.

“It’s just so unnecessary. If this man was afraid of dogs, why is he a delivery person hiding under a false identity, carrying a gun?” the “Rizzoli & Isles” alum told the outlet. “If he’s so scared of dogs, why wouldn’t he have pepper spray, an air horn or a stick? There’s no way that this man was in such bodily danger that he needed a gun to shoot our 43-pound dog.”

She said now she and her daughters are still suffering following the incident. “We’re all in therapy for PTSD. There is no reason for anybody to go through this, none,” Harmon said. 


“Everything just stopped. It’s like even your brain stops,” she continued. “And I’ve just done a crazy cleaning of my entire home, scrubbing the floors. I installed a new alarm system. My therapist said, ‘When you go through trauma at your home, you get rid of all the things that are unnecessary,’ and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing because I’m trying to make my home feel safe again because it doesn’t right now.”

“This is horribly wrong. I feel neglected, unsafe and feel like people and their pets don’t mean anything. It’s how we all feel. The fact that [Reid] just got away with it and that Instacart is like, ‘Oh, well, we’ll shut his account down.’ It’s not enough,” Harmon added.

“I’m still bawling and crying. I can feel myself shaking. It’s difficult — unfathomable — but we can’t just sit back and do nothing. We can’t just sit by and take our rebate from Instacart and say, ‘Okay, thank you.’ This is like a public service announcement,” she said. “I mean, people need to know that this is what could happen.”

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