'He's Gonna Do Something Bad': 911 Transcript from Chanhassen OIS Released

July 24, 2018 02:01 PM

The mother of a teen fatally shot by police in Chanhassen last week told 911 her son wanted "to get in like a showdown with the police."

Kara Amorosi called 911 just before 10 a.m. Friday to report her son, Archer Amorosi, was being "violent and destructive" and that she was stuck in the garage.


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"I need....multiple police to come to my house right now," Kara Amorosi said, according to the 911 transcript released late Wednesday afternoon as part of a range of documents relating to the matter.

She told dispatch her son had a baseball bat and knives. When the 911 operator asked if she believes her son would hurt the officers, Kara replied, "Yes I do, he wants to, he wants them to shoot him ... He's gonna do something bad."

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Kara Amorosi made the call from her garage and told 911 her son locked her out of the house and disabled the garage door.

Archer Amorosi was shot and killed by Corporal Jacob Hodge and Deputy Travis Larson of the Carver County Sheriff's Department after allegedly repeatedly refusing orders to exit the house and attempts to subdue him with both a Taser and pepper spray failed.

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BCA investigators recovered a hatchet and a handgun-style BB gun near Archer Amorosi's body.

Kara Amorosi also told 911 her son was "not well right now" and "he's got this all planned out."

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The transcript details the 911 operator's efforts to help Kara Amorosi exit the garage, while also getting details about her son.

"I just want to get out of this garage," Kara said.

"I'm scared for him, I'm scared for him."

"The officers are going to do their job, OK?" the 911 operator told her.

In addition to the 911 transcripts, documents released Wednesday reveal more about the sheriff's personnel involved in the shooting. 

Larson was a military police officer in the Minnesota National Guard and Hodge worked in the Detention Department for Carver County prior to joining the sheriff's office.

Larson has been with Carver County since 2016, while Hodge joined the department in 2004.

A third officer, Corporal Josh Baker, did not fire his weapon during the incident, but did deploy a taser. Baker had no law enforcement experience before joining Carver County, but has been with the county since 2007.

Hodge's record shows three sustained findings of employee misconduct resulting in 130 hours of suspension, 124 of which were unpaid. A fourth sustained complaint resulted in a written reprimand.

Larson and Baker have no discipline on their records.

Each officer involved in the shooting has been awarded multiple times. Hodges has received seven awards, including recognition in 2013 for assisting with a mental health call involving a person with an assault rifle and another award for responding to a call of a suicidal female with a knife in April of this year.

Baker has three awards, including recognition for his performance "during the Prince Nelson court and press conference." Larson has two, including a lifesaving award for performing CPR in April.


Anthony Brousseau

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