BCA Identifies Deputies in Fatal Chanhassen Shooting

July 18, 2018 10:34 AM

The video above was originally aired Friday, July 13. 

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) identified the sheriff's deputies who discharged weapons during a fatal shooting involving 16-year-old Archer Amorosi last Friday in Chanhassen.


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The initial investigative findings revealed Corporal Jacob Hodge fired his gun. Hodge has been with the Carver County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. Travis Larson also fired his gun, plus a taser and used pepper spray. Larson has been with the department for two years. Both Hodge and Larson are on administrative leave. 

Corporal Josh Baker only discharged his Taser. Baker has been with the department for 11 years. 

According to the preliminary report, Amorosi refused the deputies' repeated orders to exit the house. A Taser and pepper spray deployed through a window were ineffective. The deputies remained outside and investigators say Amorosi ran out the front door of the home holding a hatchet and what appeared to be a handgun. Deputies continued verbal commands and deployed a Taser a second time, but it failed to bring down Amorosi. 

At one point, deputies Hodge and Larson fired their guns, striking and killing Amorosi. The teen died where he fell. 

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

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Deputy Larson was injured during the confrontation, was treated and released from the hospital. 

The report also stated body cameras and dash cam video captured portions of the incident, but not all of it.

The release of the deputies names also means all three have talked with state investigators. 

The BCA's review is ongoing. 


Tommy Wiita & Beth McDonough

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