Actress Angie Harmon files lawsuit after delivery driver kills her dog

 May 16, 2024

Longtime actress Angie Harmon is best known for having played roles on the television series "Law & Order" and "Rizolli & Isles."

However, the celebrity made headlines last week when she filed a lawsuit over a shooting incident that killed her dog. 

Delivery driver claims that dog attacked him

According to NBC News, the incident occurred late last month at Harmon's home in Charlotte, North Carolina and involved a driver for the delivery service Instacart.

The driver told police that he was forced to open fire on the animal when it attacked him. A police report noted that another dog was present but did not join in the alleged attack.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department conducted an investigation but opted not to make an arrest as it concluded that the driver was acting in self-defense.

However, Harmon maintains in her lawsuit that the driver, Christopher Anthoney Reid, impersonated another person associated with the service and used the profile picture of an elderly woman.

The star further claims she was expecting the woman featured in the profile picture and did not expect "a tall and intimidating younger man."

Actress says killing of her dog was "unfathomable"

Harmon stated that at the time of the shooting, she was upstairs in her home while her daughters were in the backyard with another adult.

She asserted that upon hearing the gunshot, she ran downstairs to find Reid "placing a gun in the front of his pants, potentially in his pant pocket."

"It's so unfathomable to think there's somebody in your front driveway that just fired a gun," Harmon was quoted as telling ABC's "Good Morning America."

Instacart condemns shooting

Harmon is suing both Reid and Instacart for negligence, trespassing, infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

NBC News noted that for its part, Instacart released a statement in which it condemned the incident and announced that Reid would no longer be part of its service.

"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," it read.

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