16-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Deputies in Chanhassen

July 18, 2018 10:32 AM

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a 16-year-old male was shot and killed by two Carver County deputies after authorities responded to a call from a woman reporting her son was suicidal and threatening her with knives and a baseball bat Friday morning in Chanhassen.

A release said deputies arrived on the scene on the 6400 block of Oriole Avenue where they encountered the teen and deployed a taser. But at some point during the encounter, the two deputies fired their weapons, striking the male who was pronounced dead at the scene.


A family friend has identified the teen shot as Archer Amorosi, a student at Minnetonka High School.

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The BCA release said one deputy was transported to the 212 Medical Center in Chaska with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. He was treated and released.

Both deputies have been placed on standard administrative leave.

The release said the Carver County Sheriff's Department, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department, the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Minnetrista Police Department were among the agencies responding.

The release said the BCA is investigating the matter at the request of the Carver County Sheriff's Department. Agents will conduct interviews with witnesses and participants in the incident. The findings will be turned over without recommendation to the Carver County Attorney's Office.

The release said body cameras and dash cam video may have captured portions of the incident.

The Carver County Sheriff's Department does not use body cameras, according to the county administrator.

Chaska is the only city in the county with its own police department. Police there are launching a pilot body camera program, and the county is monitoring their progress, the administrator said.

According to the release, the Midwest Regional Medical Examiner's Officer will conduct an autopsy and determine the cause and manner of death.

The BCA is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Chanhassen. Authorities have yet to address the media with any more details. Family of the victim ask for privacy right now as Carver County has an entire neighborhood taped off pic.twitter.com/nhp7PBh7dK

— Katherine Johnson (@KJohnsonKSTP) July 13, 2018

A heavy police presence was observed near the scene afterward, and an entire neighborhood was taped off.

A Minnetonka High School lacrosse Twitter account posted a statement about Amorosi's death.


Katherine Johnson and Frank Rajkowski

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